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Workshop

Expert Witness training: Roles, Responsibilities & Business - Part 1 (12/9/19)

12 September 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
London
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This event deals with the roles, responsibilities and perils of psychologists as expert witnesses and provides an indispensable guide to the work and business aspects of acting as an expert witness.

Many psychologists find themselves being offered work as an expert witness and yet are often unaware of the additional responsibilities this brings.

This workshop ensures an understanding of the role of the expert, their importance in the court system and how to approach this as a business to create an income for the NHS Trust or one’s private practice.

Throughout the workshop the constant ethical tensions between being a practitioner psychologist and expert witness will be discussed and common errors will be explored to aid in the prevention of experiencing devastating criticism of the psychologist by the judge.

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 anyone 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
London
EC2A 4UE

Learning Outcomes

  1. Know the Cresswell Principles of expert evidence
  2. Know the importance of being familiar with the court rules (Civil Procedure, Family Proceedings & Criminal Procedure)
  3. Recognise the difference between being an Expert Witness and an Investigator
  4. Understand the importance of maintaining independence as an expert witness
  5. Be aware of business considerations when taking on Expert Witness work
  6. Be aware of ethical and practice challenges as a psychologist acting as an Expert Witness.

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 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.

Timetable

09:30 Registration
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30 Lunch (provided)
16:30 Workshop ends
Non-Members £299.00  (£249.17 + VAT)
Society Members £187.00 (£155.83 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close at midday on 11 September 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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