Be Prepared:  The Law Will Find You

Understand your rights and ethical responsibilities

when interacting with lawyers and the Courts


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Dr. Myles Genest – Genest MacGillivray Psychologists, Halifax       
Dan Ingersoll, QC – Cox & Palmer, Halifax



Health professionals are increasingly being drawn into legal proceedings  involving their clients.  You may not wish to appear in court, but you may be required.

Any consultation, any report, any chart note made by a health professional  can become the subject of litigation and require that health professional  to testify.

As a health professional you may be called upon to:
● produce your complete treatment file;
● attend at a discovery examination, hearing or legal proceeding to give fact-based evidence concerning your observations, consultations, or treatment;
● provide expert evidence regarding your conclusions, diagnosis or recommendations; or
● serve as an expert for one side or the other providing assessment, prognosis or offer recommendations

Are you prepared?  Do you understand your obligations, your  rights and those of your client?

This workshop will teach everyday good practices that will help you to be  prepared for when your work becomes the subject of legal proceedings.


Continuing Education Opportunities in the Maritimes

We offer workshops to psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, physicians, counsellors, nurses, recreational therapists, and others in health-related professions and professional schools.

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Behavioural Activation Therapy: What You Need to Know

A One-Day Workshop
Dr.  Simon Sherry
Assistant Professor, Psychology, Dalhousie University

September 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dalhousie Faculty Club, 1 Alumni Crescent, off South Street, Halifax

Very few helping professionals receive solid training in behavioural interventions; nearly all need it.

Presenter: Dr. Simon Sherry, winner of the CPA President’s New Research Award  (2009) and winner of the international H. J. Eysenck Memorial Fund Award (2011).  Dr. Sherry is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University. He was trained by leading experts in behavioural activation therapy at the University of Washington. Dr. Sherry is in clinical practice with Genest MacGillivray Psychologists, Halifax.

Behavioural activation is a cutting-edge, evidence-based intervention for depression and a broad range of problems (e.g., PTSD, anxiety, and medical conditions) and populations (e.g., children/adolescents, adults, and elderly).