Speaker: Sylvia Thompson
Title: What’s Love Got to Do With It? Protecting Your Clients From Undue Influence
Landmark legislation defining Undue Influence took effect January 1, 2014 in California. In determining whether Undue Influence is present, look at 4 factors:
Vulnerability of the victim
Influencer’s apparent authority
Actions or tactics used by the influencer
Equity of the result
Come discuss who is vulnerable and what you can do about it.
Sylvia Thompson bio:
Sylvia is a Care Advocate and certified Life Care Manager with Arosa + LivHOME since 2005. She uses her special needs and mental health background to provide care management and advocacy for seniors and adults who are challenged by disability. She also provides guidance to concerned families and professionals with inquiries about services, local resources, as well as the complications of aging and disability. In her role as Advocate, Sylvia has often been called upon as an expert witness in Medi-CAL and Regional Center appeals cases as well as an Advocate for education, support, and resources for families navigating the mental health system. In 2014, Sylvia testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health regarding mental health reform.
Sylvia earned her dual bachelor of arts degrees in developmental psychology and theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. She pursued a Master’s in Special Education at the City College of New York. She has also earned her certification as a certified care manager (CMC) from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM).