This site - under construction - provides information about the workshops I can provide, related publications and research I am under-taking. The workshops are summarised below but more detailed descriptions can be accessed via the links in the column to the left.
By definition harm will, sometimes, result from risk-taking. However human services professionals - e.g. doctors, nurses, police, prison and probation officers, social workers, teachers and many more - have been discouraged from taking risks through fear not only of the harm to their patients, etc, but also the potential attacks upon their character and damage to their reputation. This one-day workshop identifies a number of practical strategies which these professionals can adopt to make it easier to justify and to improve their decisions. It has been provided, many times, to different professional audiences and much of the content is now included in Carson, D. and Bain, A. (2008) Professional Risk and Working with People: Decision-making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice, London: Jessica Kingsley Publications.
You may be brilliant at your job but, when it comes to being a witness in court (or other tribunal), you are in other peoples' workplace. You will be questioned by someone who is trained and experienced in asking questions which may undermine your evidence - and reputation. This workshop, which has been provided many times to human service professionals, will give you practical skills in protecting your evidence and enhancing your reputation. The workshop contains several practical sessions to enable you to practice suggestions, including predicting and dealing with questions designed to undermine you, or your evidence. Carson, D. (1990), Professionals and the Courts: A Handbook for Expert Witnesses, Birmingham: Venture Press is, unfortunately, out-of-print.
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