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Assessing Risk of Abuse for Court - Day 2

Event number: 19165
7 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Chris Lennings

Overview of Workshop - Day 2 only

The College of Forensic Psychologists is pleased to provide an opportunity for psychologists and other professionals interested to develop competency or upskill in the provision of parenting capacity assessments for Family and Children’s courts. This is a sensitive, ‘high stakes’ area of practice that requires a considered and defensible approach and which balances multiple ethical and legal obligations. Central to the workshop is the introduction to a structured assessment process, with a resource provided to each participant to incorporate into their practice. The first day provides training in a structured interview process for the Family and Children’s Court and the second day is specific to the assessment of risk of abuse.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the risk factors that should be considered when assessing risk of abuse for the Family and Children’s Court
  • Introduction to a structured process for assessing risk of abuse

Registration options

Follow the links if you wish to register for Both days or Day 1 only

About the presenter(s)

Dr Chris Lennings is a respected academic, and clinical and forensic psychologist with thirty years of clinical experience, having worked in a variety of government and non-government services as well as private practice.
He has provided reports for courts at all levels and Tribunals in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Victoria and has provided reports to the Family courts in Wales (UK) and New Zealand. Chris conducts assessments for private solicitors, Legal aid, Aboriginal Legal Aid, Children’s Legal Service, the Department of Community Services, the Department of Juvenile justice and has also undertaken assessments for the Family Court.
His chief areas of research interest include forensic psychology, the treatment and assessment of substance abuse, violent and sexually violent young offenders, youth suicide, child protection, and the interface of psychology and the law. He has presented his work nationally and internationally in conferences and workshops and has more than 100 publications in related area. Chris has been an editor of two journals and is an editorial consultant for Australian and International Journals in clinical and forensic psychology.
He is a member and has held executive roles of relevant professional bodies including Clinical and Forensic Colleges of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law, and the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sex Abuse.


This is for those who only want to register for day 2 of the 2 day training workshop. You can register for the full 2 days training - please see separate event registration listing.

Online registration

Spring Hill

Hotel Urban
345 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD 4000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 28/4/2018
End date: 28/4/2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm


CFP member $200
CFP student member $150
APS member: $250
APS student member: $200
Non APS member: $350


APS - College of Forensic Psychologists - QLD
Contact Timothy Lowry
07 3837 5820