Conference: Lies, deception and malingering

17th June 2016, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, London, SE5 8AF.

Most mental health patients will be truthful in their account of their problems and life stories. However, there are many clinical scenarios where the clinician must consider the truthfulness of the subject’s account. This includes forensic assessments for the courts as well as clinical practice, where patients may attempt to avoid intrusive clinical interventions by withholding or providing misleading information.

Clinicians who face these challenging assessments need to be equipped with skills that are rooted in the burgeoning science of assessing ‘Lies, deception & malingering.’ This conference will feature world renowned experts on the scientific assessment of lying as well as clinicians who will discuss live cases and the application of scientifically informed methods of assessment in clinical practice.

This conference will be of great interest to forensic mental health professionals, expert witnesses who carry out assessments for the courts and researchers.


  • Richard Rogers, University of North Texas
  • Aldert Vrij, University of Portsmouth
  • Thomas Merten, Vivantes Klinikum, Berlin
  • Christopher Bass, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Anthony David, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, KCL
  • Martin  van den Broek, The Neuropsychology Clinic
  • Howard Cohen, Farrar’s Building
  • Mike Kopelman, King’s College London
  • Ian Cumming, SLaM NHS Foundation Trust

Fee: £140 early bird until 15th May / £165 full fee


  • by credit card: please visit:
  • by cheque or invoice: please fill in the booking form and return it to: Events, FANS Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF

Further information:  020 7848 0123



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