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Why People Do Bad Things




Law Society of Tasmania

CPD Points



Law Society of Tasmania

28 Murray Street Hobart, TAS


by zoom, link and password made available to registrant by email, after approx. 5pm the day prior to event.

CPD Guide: 1.5 (PM, PS)



Why People Do Bad Things

This 1.5-hour workshop will provide a practical introduction to analysing why people do bad things. The workshop will commence by introducing participants to functional behaviour analysis, which is an essential skill to understanding behaviour.

The workshop will then introduce the eight primary motivations to offend. Participants will be provided opportunity to analyse the motivations of various case studies where mental illness or personality disorder may be present. This workshop will provide legal practitioners a shared skillset and common language by which they might provisionally analyse why their client’s may have acted the way they did, thus opening up new lines of enquiry.


Feedback about previous Law Society seminars presented by Grant.

"Great presentation, well informed and presented in an entertaining yet though-provoking manner"

"Well presented, interesting content, audience participation was engaging"

"Delivery and material great - a very engaging, knowledgeable and genuine presenter"


Grant Blake is a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and treatment for a variety of clinical and forensic presentations. He has a particular interest in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, psycho-legal assessment (e.g., compensation, criminal law, family law, decision making capacity, risk), and is an expert witness for complex forensic mental health matters.

Grant regularly provides consultancy services for workplace stress management, mental health, communication and wellbeing. His workshops are tailored to suit each organisation to ensure the workplace’s needs are addressed. He is a dynamic presenter who blends psychological theory with practical tasks aimed to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. He uses humour, fun activities and behavioural experiments to keep participants engaged.


Limited seats: Please note that this webinar has an audience capacity of 100. 


Important notice: These webinars, with any associated recordings and papers (where applicable), are subject to copyright and are provided for the registrant's use only. They (including links) may not be shared. copied, reproduced, adapted, transmitted or otherwise distributed, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites in any manner.


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