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Customized Extended Forensic Interview Training

***Due to travel restrictions and continuing concerns around COVID-19, NCAC is offering all of our trainings, including customized, in a virtual format through the end of 2020.

The NCAC can bring Extended Forensic Interview (EFI) Training to your community.  This training is designed for mental health clinicians or other professionals with knowledge of child development (such as Forensic Interviewers), the impact of trauma on memory and development, and dynamics of child abuse.

The EFI Training introduces a model for a multi-session forensic interview of a child who is potentially a victim or witness of child abuse or other violent behaviors.  An EFI is appropriate for children for whom the results of a single interview are inconclusive or there are serious concerns about the child’s ability to participate in a single-session forensic interview.  Such children might be a child with developmental delays or cognitive disabilities, or an extremely traumatized child.  Cultural considerations might also indicate a need for an EFI, rather than a single-session interview.

The NCAC Extended Forensic Interview (EFI) Model is grounded in research of empirically-based forensic principles.

Topics included in the EFI Training:

  • Research on Repeat Interviews
  • A Developmental Perspective on Forensic Conversations
  • Reluctant Children
  • Transitions to Allegation Topics
  • Facilitation and Clarification

The standard Extended Forensic Interview Training is a 3-day training.

Get the sample agenda for the 3-Day EFI Training

This training is designed for up to 30 trainees and includes one Trainer. The NCAC will provide training manuals for each training participant. In addition, the NCAC can provide Continuing Education Credits, if requested. NCAC trainers are assigned based on availability.

If you would like further information or to discuss customized training options for your community, please contact Ame Seyboth at 256-327-3809.