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Psychiatric and Neuropsychological Evidence in Civil Litigation 2017

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Last Kick at the Can 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Original date: Friday, January 20, 2017)

Who should attend: Personal injury counsel, both plaintiff, and defense; lawyers practicing in the areas of workers' compensation law, employment law, and family law will also find this program valuable.

Learning level: Fundamental/Intermediate

Psychiatric and neuropsychological injuries can give rise to some of the most complex and challenging expert evidence that can arise in civil litigation. Such injuries occur in a wide range of circumstances: from motor vehicle and other accidents to assaults, toxic work environments, and medical malpractice. Claims for psychological and psychiatric injury routinely give rise to complex issues of proof: issues relating to legal and scientific causation, foreseeability, prognosis, and diagnosis. This comprehensive program is designed to bring you quickly up to speed on psychiatric and neuropsychological evidence and the theoretical and practical issues surrounding its presentation in civil claims.

At this course you will learn:

  • about the differences between mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, and neuropsychologists
  • of mental disorders that commonly arise in litigation
  • the complex nexus between psychological and psychiatric assessment and legal doctrine
  • what a neuropsychological assessment is and what it can offer
  • about the state of appellate review of expert medical evidence
  • what neurological assessment can bring to a traumatic brain injury case
  • about the current state of chronic pain: assessment and treatment
  • how to effectively organize, prepare, and present your psychiatric and neuropsychological evidence at trial

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 (For Rebroadcasts: a minimum of 1.25 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Dr. Roy J. O'Shaughnessy — Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of BC, Vancouver
Catherine L. Woods, QC — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials.
Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast may differ from the CPD hours of the original, live program.


Last Kick at the Can Rebroadcast
Rebroadcast $469

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