Essential Issues of Forensic Interviewing and Preparing for Court [Core Curriculum Block III]


This two-day training session is the final component of the CACTX Forensic Interview Core Curriculum and is conducted in two distinct one-day parts. Day 1 focuses on crucial factors that impact the interview and disclosure process, including: memory, suggestibility and trauma. Day 2 focuses on the courtroom process, exploring strategies for enhancing the credibility of the forensic interviewers and the forensic interview process. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in mock testimonies with a child abuse prosecutor. This session is highly recommended for intermediate and advanced-level forensic interviewers.  Tenured forensic interviewers are welcome to audit the course.

Course Prerequisites:

In order to participate in this training, attendees must have completed the first two sessions of the CACTX Forensic Interview Core Curriculum, including the Semi-Structured Narrative Process: Practical Application for Forensic Interviewers [Block I] and Beyond the Sexual Abuse Interview [Block II]. Capacity in this training is limited. It is required that those who attend must fully participate in both days in order to receive a certificate of completion for the entire CACTX Forensic Interview Core Curriculum. 

Approval Process: Registrants will be notified of approval status after registration deadline, approximately one month prior to training. 

Offering quality, professional training in a classroom environment is a key priority for our organization, and we feel that this format is the most conducive to effective learning. Our format allows for small groups, one-on-one coaching and ample Q&A. However, given the inherent size of classroom training, we have to carefully manage the registration process. Our goal is to ensure that participants have timely access to the training sessions they are in need of in order to do their important jobs effectively. In reviewing registrations, our process is to assess both the registrant CAC’s needs as well as the registrant’s completion of course prerequisites.


  • When

  • Monday, May 1, 2017 - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  • Where

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
    1501 West Anderson Lane, Bldg. A
    Austin, Texas 78757

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