Best Practice in Expert Witness work and Independent Psychological Services

This workshop will involve sharing good practice regarding the provision of psychology services within the independent sector, with a focus on working as an expert witness. The course will cover the basic requirements to offer psychological services independently and the role of experience and training in the development of ‘credibility’. We will consider your CPD, supervision, and professional issues that you may face when working independently including common challenges and how to work with them. The workshop will also cover developing expertise and contributing to the wider profession and considering models of practice (e.g. individual or as part of a group / practice).


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends


This workshop is predominantly for qualified clinical, counselling and forensic psychologists who have an interest in gaining experience of work in the private sector. We would anticipate that psychologists with established experience of working in clinical settings and with different management systems would benefit most.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • Understanding of the role of Private Practice Psychology
  • Professional and ethical issues
  • Insight into the nature of Expert witness work
  • Understanding of barriers and opportunities
  • Reflection regarding the role of Private Practice to the profession of Clinical Psychology

Facilitator: Dr Stephen Roundhill CPsychol & Dr Sue Candy

Booking information


  • DCP members: £25 + VAT
  • Society members: £50 + VAT
  • Society non-members: £75 + VAT

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Thu, 15/11/2012 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Division of Clinical Psychology & BPS Learning Centre