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CPD Course:
An Introduction to Some
Psychological Disorders
Commonly Encountered
in Law Courts
in Mediation Rooms

Presented by
Mr. Ip Ho Kin, Honic,
Gary Soo's Chambers,
Arbitrator, Mediator

An Introduction to Some Psychological Disorders Commonly Encountered in Law Courts and in Mediation Rooms
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Code: EVT000000157 Level: Intermediate
Date: 31 October 2016 (Monday)
Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
(Reception starts at 14:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
(LSHK Allocated Number: 20163094)
HKMAAL 3.0 CPD Points
HKIAC 3.0 CPD Points
for Accredited Mediators

HKMC 3.0 CPD Points
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Presenter's Profile:
Mr. Ip Ho Kin, Honic

As a practising Barrister, Mr. Ip maintains a mixed practice of civil law and criminal law.  For civil practice, Mr. Ip's scope of practice includes: contract law, tort law, insurance law, construction law, land law, family law, company law, probate and will, admiralty law, international trade law, arbitration law, conflict of law, administrative law, and human rights law.  For criminal practice, Mr. Ip accepts briefs as prosecuting counsel and defence counsel.

As a practising Arbitrator, Mr. Ip is particularly experienced in international arbitration and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  Even before practising law, Mr. Ip has participated in many institutional arbitration proceedings, including those of CIETAC, GAFTA, FOSFA, and LME arbitrations.  He currently serves as a member in the Arbitration Committee of the Hong Kong BAR Association.

As a practising Mediator, Mr. Ip is accredited by the HKMAAL both as a General Mediator and a Family Mediator and has been frequently appointed as a mediator since 2012.  Mr. Ip has also completed professional training in Victim-Offender Mediation jointly offered by the Hong Kong Methodist Church and the Griffith University of Australia, and is a Professional Victim-Offender Mediator.

In addition to law and dispute resolution, Mr. Ip has acquired a degree in Applied Psychology and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.  He is currently undertaking further professional education related to behavioral therapy with a view to practice as a psychotherapist in the near future.

Mr. IP is also enthusiastic in education.  Since 2008, he has been appointed as part-time lecturer by various tertiary institutions, including the IVE, HKU, CUHK, PolyU, CityU and the RMIT University of Australia.  The subjects that he has taught include: Dispute Resolution Projects, Law and Dispute Management of International Projects, Development Control Law, Construction Contract Law, Company Law, Contentious Issues of Child Rearing, Special Topics in Language & Law, and the Use of Chinese in Law.

Course Objective:

To give legal and mediation practitioners an introduction to the general features of some common psychological disorders that may be encountered by them in law courts and mediation rooms.  While this is the primary objective of the course, it is also suitable for people in other professions who are interested in acquiring a basic understanding of those common psychological disorders as listed in the course outline.

Course Outline:

  • Some essential terminology in understanding psychological health
  • Similarities and differences between psychology and psychiatry
  • Clinical assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Panic and anxiety, and their disorders
  • Post trauma stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Austim and aperger
  • Sexual variants, abuse, and dysfunction
  • Substance related disorders
  • Schizophernia and other psychotic disorders
  • Fitness to plea and mental illnesses
  • Mediation and mental illnesses
  • Case studies
  • Forecast of the World Health Organization (WHO) on psychological health
  • Questions and answers

This course is supported by:  Kornerstone Limited
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