Instructing Expert Psychologists in Family Proceedings - An Introduction
Questions in relation to a parent or child’s mental health often arise in family proceedings and expert evidence can be key to the court’s final decision.
Yet despite this, there is very little available guidance on choosing the right mental health expert for a particular case and even less guidance on choosing between different sub-specialities and experience.
This virtual classroom seminar will focus specifically on instructing an expert psychologist, exploring when it is appropriate for an expert psychologist to be instructed and the expertise held by different types of psychologist.
It will also look at potential problems in psychologists’ reports and how best to challenge these.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The situations in which an expert psychologist can be instructed and the difference between adult and child experts
- How psychologists are regulated and how to establish if a psychologist has the appropriate qualifications
- The different psychological specialities and how to determine what type of psychologist is right for your case
- How to challenge an expert psychologist and the formal guidance around this
- The pitfalls of other professionals relying on psychological research
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.