Complex Decision-Making in Mental Capacity Practice


29th April 2022

Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London and Online 

The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) are pleased to be working with the British Psychological Society (Division of Neuropsychology) and the University of Essex to present a free conference which will address the complexities of decision making in mental capacity practice. The one-day conference is available to attend free of charge in person or remotely and will cover legal and social aspects of this complicated area. 


Sessions will be delivered by social workers, those with lived experience, psychologists, psychiatrists and legal professionals. The day will also include a professional debate which aims to develop improved co-operation and practice. 


The event is being held in memory of Dr Melanie George whose work in this area has led to better understand of the frontal lobe paradox in acquired brain injury. You can read the paper published by Dr George and Dr Gilbert here:


Jackie Burt, Chair of BISWG said: ‘The issue of capacity assessment comes up time and again working with people with acquired brain injuries. We are very pleased to collaborate on this event and are grateful that our partners have enabled us to make the conference free to attend. We hope this will encourage many social workers to participate. Melanie’s work opened up the issue to many and in doing so it will help people to get the right support.’ 


To register please complete the Eventbrite form and indicate if you would prefer to attend in person in central London or remotely.

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