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How to write a good CV for Independent Psychologists

At a time when regular work flow is crucial, it is becoming more and more important to communicate your skill set effectively in order to give yourself the best possible chance of securing regular referrals from agencies, solicitors, case management companies, insurers and corporations.

We often get asked; ‘What do clients want to see in my CV?’ or ‘What makes a good CV’? The truth is there is no correct, single answer.

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Psychology medico legal report template

Whilst we do not recommend using a standard template for the preparation of a psychology medico legal report, we can make some recommendations as to what they should contain. This information is based on the fact that we provide in excess of 500 psychology medico legal reports to a wide range of clients per annum. The points below highlight some of the main points that should be covered in a medico legal report and also some tips on formatting.

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Expert Witness Fees - The facts

There are many issues surrounding the agreement, billing and payment of Expert Witness fees that have important ramifications for both the solicitor or other instructing party and the Expert Witness. In the current climate of austerity the problems of agreeing fees and then getting paid promptly have never been more acute.

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Declarations for Expert Witness reports

The Ministry of Justice have set out standard declarations that should be used by professionals acting as Expert Witnesses in the Criminal, Family and Civil Courts in England and Wales.

Anyone acting as an Expert Witness is expected to understand their obligations and confirm their compliance with them as part of their Expert Witness report.

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What is a Rehabilitation Case Manager?

We undertake a large number of assessments and therapeutic interventions for clients who require Psychological support following a trauma such as a Road Traffic Accident (RTA). Many of these referrals come from one of the many Case Management companies with whom we work on a regular basis.

We have often been asked by our Associate Psychologists to explain what a case manager is and what their role is, so below is a guide that we hope you will find helpful.

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The Data Protection Act 1988 & Registering with the ICO

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every data controller (e.g. organisation, sole trader etc.) who is processing personal information to register with the Information Commission Office, unless they are exempt.

It applies to all businesses or individuals who hold personal data, regardless of size. Unless you are an individual who only holds domestic information, such as an address book, you are required to comply with the Act.

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