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Expert Witness training: Court Room Evidence - Part 3 (3/10/19)

03 October 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This event will deal with the common difficulties often encountered when appearing in court as an expert psychologist.

Presenting evidence in court is the culmination of the work carried out by psychologists as 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.


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.

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

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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


09:30 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 Lunch (provided)
16:30 Workshop ends

Facilitator: Dr Susan van Scoyoc CPsychol FBPsS

Dr van Scoyoc 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.

She is also 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.

Non-Members £299.00 (£249.17 + VAT)
Society Members £187.00 (£155.83 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will at midday on 22 May 2019.  

To register for the workshop you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account’ button.

When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to book onto the workshop.

Terms and conditions apply.

For further information please contact [email protected]

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