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Expert Witness training: Court Room Evidence - Part 3 (25 October 2018)

25 October 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Appearing in court as an expert psychologist - common difficulties, barrister tricks and how to survive.

Presenting evidence in court is the culmination of the work carried out in the role of an Expert Witness.

This workshop focuses on the importance of presenting Expert Witness Testimony following the submission of the Expert Report.

Pre-court procedures will be considered and the Meetings of Experts discussed in detail.

Attendees are taken through the court process and shown techniques, via training video, used by the legal profession to undermine expert testimony.

Attendees will have the opportunity to practice their own presentation in court by working in small groups and receiving feedback.

This training is in a small group environment to assist psychologists to learn how to present their existing knowledge at its best in legal settings.

Target audience 

This workshop is intended for HCPC registered practitioner psychologists or those towards the completion of their accredited training.

It is particularly suitable for those considering embarking on practice as an Expert Witness but will also be a useful refresher for those who may have found themselves unexpectedly taking on this role.

This is skills based training for psychologists acting as expert witnesses. It is strongly recommended that you attend Part 1, 2 and 3 sequentially and before attending Part 4.

BPS London Office
30 Tabernacle Street

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the importance of pre-court procedures including the Meeting of Experts
  2. Be aware of court protocols when attending court
  3. Gain confidence in presenting in court
  4. Recognise techniques used by the legal profession to attack the Expert Witness
  5. Be aware of ethical and practice issues as a psychologist acting as an Expert Witness


Delegates to this workshop will be disadvantaged if they have not attended Expert Witness workshops 1 or 2  as the approach used builds upon knowledge already presented and will not be repeated.

Facilitator: Susan van Scoyoc CPsychol AFBPsS 

Susan has acted as an expert witness as an applied psychologist for over fifteen years. She offers training in small group environments to assist psychologist colleagues learn how to present their existing knowledge at its best in legal settings. Susan is a member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses as well as on the BPS registers for supervision, psychologists specialising in psychotherapy and psychometric testing.

Judge’s comments in family court: Dr Van Scoyoc was clear and compelling in her evidence defending her position that she had carried out sufficient observations of the children in an unbiased way to form a clear opinion. Her presentation and consistency between her live and documentary evidence confirmed her credibility.


09:30 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends
Non-Members £293.00 (£244.17 +VAT)
Society Members £183.00 (£152.50 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close on 24 October 2018.

Please call +44 (0)1952 214065 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice (a purchase order is required for invoices) please complete and return the 2018 Expert Witness Registration Form.

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

For more information please contact the BPS at:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: + 44 (0)1952 214065

BPS Events - Bookings
PO Box 87


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