Brief description of the event:
This intensive one day training course “Psychologists and the Law” is suitable for psychologists in private practice. The training has been designed to provide you with a clear insight into the professional and legal aspects of your work. We will cover, all areas of records including disclosure, storage and retention, requests for data, GDPR implications, subpoenas and court orders, types of witnesses, report writing and consent and capacity. The session will be interactive with time for questions and answers.
Sarah Tully B.A (Hons , LLB (Hons), Solicitor
Sarah joined La Touche Training in January 2018 in the role of Solicitor, Legal Programme Developer and Trainer. Sarah has input into the design, development and evaluation and implementation of specialised training programmed delivered by La Touche Training. Sarah has trained extensively for the HSE and Hospital Groups throughout Ireland. Prior to joining La Touche Training, throughout her career Sarah maintained a speciality in defence litigation and practised in one of the recognised top defence firms in the country. Sarah also worked as in-house counsel for a major Irish retailer for a number of years.
Training and Professional Experience
B.A (Honours) NUI Galway.
LLB (Law) NUI Galway.
Certificate in Professional Education, Law Society of Ireland
Psychologist in private practice
What will the participants learn?
Attendees will learn how to take notes and records that will stand up to legal scrutiny should the need arise, or improve the systems they already have in place so that they may confidentially take notes and store them in compliance with GDPR and legal requirements. Attendees will learn how to deal with an access for information request under GDPR, Court Order, Discovery or by Subpoena and the process in place in how to deal with these requests. Finally, attendees will learn the law in relation to consent and capacity when dealing with vulnerable and underage clients this will be followed by a discussion of current issues in practice.
Common deficiencies in records from the legal perspective
Case notes - guidelines
Storage and retention of notes and records
Mandatory reporting of criminal behaviour
Confidentiality of sessions – disclosure of notes
Access to Documentation
Freedom Of Information Act
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
Subpoenas and Court Orders
Discovery of documentation
Garda Search Warrants
Witnesses Types – lay, expert, professional
Consent & Capacity
National Consent Policy
What is valid Consent
Vulnerable Adults and Children
Your duty as an expert witness
Fact or Opinion?
Developing a report format/template for legal reports.
Confidently Writing an independent report
Allow practitioners to be aware of legal issues that may arise in their workplace.
This training day anticipates that attendees will leave the day feeling confident in the legal aspects of their work as a psychologist.
Methods of teaching and format of the event:
Presentation and workshop
No preparation or qualifications required
Fees & what is included
PSI Member rate: €100
SIGPPP rate: €85
Non-member rate: €120
Date: 4th April 2020
Venue: Psychological Society of Ireland