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Legal Skills 2-day Comprehensive Training

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Phil Watts
Description Dr Phil has been training clinicians on how to avoid court and if they have to go, how to survive the witness box. His three one-day workshops include Legal Skills 101 - a Reliable witness, writing reports for court, and surviving the witness box. This workshop compresses the three past workshops into a single two-day comprehensive package.
The content of the workshop includes:-
 Understand the legal system and where mental health workers fits in
 Develop strategies to avoid going to court
 Appreciate the difference between lay and opinion evidence
 Understand the need for record keeping and notes
 Know the critical differences between treatment reports and forensic assessments
 Learn to write practical reports for court
 Anticipate the five domains of cross examination
 Learn why it is impossible to predict the line questions
 Practice strategies to survive the witness box
The target audience of this workshop is broad enough to cover anyone who has to give opinion evidence in court. The emphasis is for those who have minimal or limited experience with court and would like practical survival tools. Experienced practitioners will also benefit with a refresher in the key skills for giving good evidence.
Please note, if you have complete three above-mentioned workshops previously, this new workshop will be a two-day revision as no new material has been added (other than Dr Phil's case examples).
About the presenter(s) Dr Phil Watts has worked as a forensic psychologist for over 20 years. He has written two books on giving expert evidence. surviving the witness box is a popular title for psychologists.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Rydges Camperdown
9 Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 15 Jul 2013 to 16 Jul 2013
Time 9 - 4:30 both days
Cost $550 for the two day traiing
Organiser Ogilvie
Contact Name Phil Watts
Telephone 08 94501618
Fax 08 94508618