Current research suggests that, in addition to training and supervision, peer review and self-evaluation are necessary to maintain and improve preferred forensic interviewing practices. This workshop will teach participants to move beyond the basics and develop advanced peer and self-review techniques that address enhanced rapport building and narrative event practice. Additional topics covered will include interviewers’ question strategies and decision-making rationale, victim-blaming language, quality vs. quantity and gathering forensically relevant information, approaches to inquiries with reluctant youth, children involved in trafficking or technology-facilitated crimes, effective practice with other special populations, and presentation of evidence and/or extraneous information. Self-care strategies uniquely suited for forensic interviewers will also be addressed.
Enhance rapport-building strategies and narrative event practice in forensic interviews.
Improve question strategies and decision-making rationale when challenging issues arise in the forensic interview to better elicit forensically relevant information.
Recognize victim-blaming language in the forensic interview and learn strategies to minimize/eliminate it.
Utilize effective approaches to inquiries with reluctant youth, children involved in trafficking or technology-facilitated crimes, and other special populations.
Comfortably present various types of evidence in the interview in a victim-focused manner.