CACTX 2014

Multi-Session Forensic Interviewing


This advanced forensic interviewer training spans two (2) days and is specifically designed for interviewers who conduct forensic interviews as part of a multidisciplinary team in a children's advocacy center setting.

Participants will learn techniques for conducting one forensic interview over multiple sessions; the benefits of using this approach in specific cases including children with disabilities, preschool children, children with diverse cultural backgrounds, children who have suffered extreme trauma, and human trafficking child victims; and how to identify cases that are best suited for a multi-session forensic interview (MSFI). The curriculum focuses on effectively using a MSFI with children who may require more than one opportunity to disclose all relevant information regarding abuse allegations.

Format: This interactive program includes lecture and discussion, observation of actual interviews, a comprehensive review of current literature and research articles, and participant-led group presentations.*

*Please note this training will cover how to conduct forensic interviews in English; it will not provide a process for conducting interviews in other languages.

March 21st 8:30am – 5:00pm
March 22nd 8:30am – 4:45pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas, completion of Block I, Block II, and Block III trainings or other nationally recognized forensic interviewer training, and service of more than one (1) year as a forensic interviewer in a children's advocacy center setting.

Approval Process: Acceptance into this training is on a first come, first serve basis. *Registration will be canceled for registrants who do not meet the prerequisites listed above.

Auditors: Supervisors of forensic interviewers who wish to obtain a better understanding of the interviewer role and tenured interviewers who have previously completed MSFI training and wish to adapt their current interview procedures or are seeking to sharpen their skills may audit this training. Auditors are given the opportunity to participate in all coursework.

CEU Credits: No


  • When

  • March 21, 2018 - March 22, 2018

  • Where

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
    1501 W. Anderson Ln., Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78757

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