Linda Cordisco Steele, MEd, LPC – Linda is the Director of Forensic Interview Training and Services at the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC). She began conducting forensic interviews in 1993. Linda joined the NCAC team to form the forensic interview training program and has been a crucial part of its development since. Prior to joining the NCAC team in 1999, Linda served as a forensic interviewer at children’s advocacy centers (CACs) in Alabama, New Mexico, and Kentucky and served as clinical director for the Prescott House, NCAC, and The Safehouse in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Linda received her master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a licensed professional counselor. In addition to conducting forensic interviews at NCAC, Linda provides supervision and consultation on forensic interviews locally and nationally. She conducts international training and consulting including work on a project with the council of the Baltic Sea to increase the quality of forensic interviews and work with Japan to develop a culturally responsive forensic interview protocol. Linda has conducted more than 500 forensic interview trainings nationally and internationally including Brazil, Ecuador, United Arab Emirates, Quatar, Croatia, Guyana, Okinawa, and Thailand. Linda serves as a thought provider to the field and has been co-published with other researchers and authors. She has over 30 years of experience in therapy and advocacy work with victims. Grounded in experience and love for the work, Linda is committed to the continual development of forensic interview practices to ensure the well-being of professionals and the highest quality of services provided to children and families.