The Therapist as Expert Witness: Reports and Testimony with Ivanna Iwasykiw

Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein Lawyers' 2nd Annual Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse Conference: Innovative and Emerging Pathways to Healing took place using a hybrid model, on November 29, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein Lawyers employs a survivor-centred approach, recognizing the unique needs and challenges survivors face. Our lawyers work daily to create a safe and supportive environment where survivors can share their stories and seek guidance without judgment. This event is another way to help make the voices of survivors heard and find ways to support them on their journey forward.

In The Therapist as Expert Witness: Reports and Testimony, presented by Ivanna Iwaskyiw, Ivanna delves into a crucial topic for healthcare providers who often find themselves supporting survivors through various justice processes, be it criminal, civil, administrative, or long-term disability applications. Ivanna sheds light on why medical providers may need to be involved, especially where survivors require diagnoses, treatment plans, or assistance in validating their experiences. Here, she explores the complexities of expert witness reports and testimonies, providing practical tools for healthcare professionals navigating these challenging situations.