Dr Elinor Sason is chartered Psychologist who provides expert evidence in criminal, civil and family proceedings.
Instructing Dr Elinor Sason
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Experience of giving evidence
Dr Sason has provided hundreds of psychological assessments over the years. These are based on psychological testing, clinical interviewing and a thorough review of documentation concerning the case. Research literature may also be reviewed where appropriate to reach a carefully considered objective opinion. She is confident in her communication skills, offering an honest, independent clinical opinion which is evidence based.
Dr Sason provides her expert opinion to the family and criminal courts. She provides expert evidence in immigration and asylum cases (assess mental disorder, risk of relapse and suicide in the context of detention and deportation). Her work for the criminal courts involve assessment of:
- Fitness to plead and stand trial
- Witness reliability
- Cognitive function which includes neuropsychological assessments of prisoners with trauma and challenges to mental capacity
- Suggestibility and vulnerability
- Complications of substance misuse
- Personality disorder
- Mental Health needs
- The impact of trauma and abuse and neglect
- Screening of Learning Disabilities and Developmental disorders (Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD)
Dr Sason dedicates time in her working week to her medicolegal practice which means that she has good availability to accept instructions.
Qualifications and memberships
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (2018)
University of Roehampton
MSc in Mental Health (2015)
King’s College London (Institute of psychiatry)
BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Royal Holloway University of London
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological society
Registered with the Health and Care Professional Council
Member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland
BPS National Register of Expert Witnesses