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.