SRP Exclusive: Mental Capacity Assessment for Persons with Special Needs

Mental Capacity Assessment for Persons with Special Needs

Note: Training is only opened to SRP members.


A mental capacity assessment by a registered medical practitioner or a qualified registered psychologist is required to form one of the documents for deputyship application to Court under the Mental Capacity Act (“MCA”). To build up the competencies of psychologists to conduct such assessments, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (“MSF”) is organising a training session on the mental capacity assessment for persons with special needs.

The training will be jointly conducted by Dr Donald Yeo, Clinical Neuropsychologist, who has significant experience in mental capacity assessment for the ageing and dementia population, and Ms Vivienne Ng, Chief Psychologist of MSF. Dr Joy Low (Senior Clinical and Neuropsychologist) from MSF and, Ms Huang Zhang Jin (Senior Clinical Psychologist) and Mr Sivananda Penchaliah (Senior Principal Psychologist and acting Head – Psychology, MINDS) from Community Psychology Hub will also be present to facilitate the discussion and share relevant case studies.

Scope of Training:

i) Information on deputyship application and principles under the MCA
ii) Conducting a mental capacity assessment
iii) How to complete the Mental Capacity Assessment Form
iv) Case Studies


Date: 17 May 2017, Wednesday
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Venue: UOB Ability Hub @ Enabling Village, Seminar Room 2, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
Cost: FOC


This training is open to all SRP Registered Members.
For registration, please email to by 05 May 2017.

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SRP Exclusive: Mental Capacity Assessment for Persons with Special Needs