Semi-Structured Narrative Process: Practical Application for Forensic Interviewers [Core Curriculum - Block I]

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This three-day forensic interview training session is designed for entry-level interviewers who will be conducting forensic interviews of children as part of a multidisciplinary team in a children's advocacy center setting. Participants attending this training will gain knowledge and learn the tools needed to begin conducting forensic interviews with children of alleged abuse.  The training is also appropriate for interviewers with experience who wish to adapt their current interview procedures or who are seeking a refresher opportunity to sharpen their skill level. The curriculum includes extensive observation of actual interviews, the study of current literature and research articles, and an experiential mock interview component conducted under the supervision of a tenured interviewer. CACTX offers tenured Forensic Interviewers the opportunity to audit the training and participate in all of the activities, including observing the mock interviews. Because capacity is limited in this session of the core curriculum, it is required that those who attend must fully participate in all three days in order to be eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the entire CACTX Forensic Interview Core Curriculum. [Important Note: this training will cover how to conduct forensic interviews in English; it does not provide a process for conducting interviews in other languages.]  

​Prerequisites: ​None

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

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Where

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

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