Award in Legal Psychology

Legal courses
Start Date
September 15, 2022
63 hours


Psychology is increasingly used in the legal field in order to help the professionals involved, such as magistrates and lawyers during  court cases and similar activites.

This course will explore the issues related to juvenile delinquency, the interventions in this area and the response that various Countries give to this phenomenon.

Target group

The Course addresses all those people who are in possession of a Bachelor/Master Degree (Psychology, Medicine, Law, Sociology, Human Science) or who are Teachers, Police or similar, Nurses or equivalent profiles and are willing to improve their knowledge of the human psychology (particularly that of minors) as well as how to interpret it in the legal sector.


General objectives

Main Goal

The course prepares the trainee for psychology analysis, according to the legal philosophy acting on the main element of the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency.

Goal Achieved

Moreover, at the end of this training programme the learner will acquire the following skills: 

1) Provide assistance during the legal analysis as regards inor.
2) Acquire information in the case of alleged abuses;
3) Gather and interpret information acquired during interventions carried out by operators (e.g. protected listening, appraisals, etc.);
4) Effectively communicating with a wide audience of stakeholders (i.e. patients, commissioners for children, ministers, operators, sychologists, police and lawyers amongst others), with respect and sensitivity to socio-cultural diversity, using a variety of media;
5) Manage all aspects of minor legal survey;
6) Manage cases in which the minor is a victim of crime, mistreatment and/or sexual abuse;
7) Manage cases in which the minor is exposed to family conflict dynamics in both separation and parental alienation;

With regard to the knowledge acquired by the students during the course, these include a thorough understanding of:

– Juvenile Delinquency;
– Child Sexual Abuse;
– Separation and Custody of Children.

They will also know the aspects related to the work of operators and relevant experts in the context of minors.

With regard to the competences, the students will acquire the following during the course:

  • How to interact with the patient from a psychological point of view.
  • What is the role of the psychologist in the legal field.
  • Develop a commitment to lifelong learning, recognising the historical development and evolution of the profession, and how this integrates with contemporary practice.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is an MQF Level 6 Qualification in one of the following Degrees:

– Psychology;
– Nursing Science;
– Law;
– Sociology;
– General Medicine; or
– Human Science.

Moreover, the course will be taught in English; therefore, a B2 level of English is required for participants  to ensure the successful and effective understanding of the training.

Course structure

The training programme is made of four modules which are delivered over five (5) full days  of contact learning in a classroom environment and practice lessons. Students will be provided with Power Point presentations as well as detailed hand-outs and other materials useful to support their learning experience, especially considering the legal aspect of the course.

Moreover, practical experience in this course is foreseen to simulate a Group Psychology Session, in which each member of the group will play different roles such as the lawyer, the client, the magistrate or the Technical Consultant.

Lessons: 36 lessons
Duration of one lesson: 1 hour
Self-study hours: 87 hours
Practice Hours: 24 hours
Assessment Hours: 3 hours
Assessment procedures: Participants will be assessed by means of:

  • A Final Multiple Choice Test, with question about all the arguments studied during all the course. This assessment will be done at the end of the Course (i.e. at the end of the 4th module) and it will last 2 hours.
  • A Final Oral Presentation in Power Point (min 5 max 15 slides) about an argument studied during the course. This assessment will be done at the end of the Course (i.e. at the end of the 4th module) and it will last 1 hour/student.Moreover, attendance at classes is compulsory for 80%of the overall course.

Only students with 80% of attendance can access to the final assessments.


Registration conditions

Course Modules


In order to ensure the delivery of high-quality training experience, the academic staff involved in the design and provision of this Module has been carefully selected.

Leonardo Abazia

Clinical, juridical and psychotherapist psychologist

Course booking

Available on booking

Other info

MFHEA accredited
Accreditation type
Teaching methods
Face to face
Hours of lessons
Hours of self-study
Hours of practice
Hours of verification
How to participate
Age target
30 - 65+
Licensed Venues

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