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Mentoring and Consultation Groups Format


The training includes:

  • Eight group meetings, 90 minutes in length
  • Two peer review meetings with Group Leader
  • Required readings

The entire training will take approximately 12 to 15 hours to complete for the seven month period Mentoring and Consultation Groups is in session.

Four Mentoring and Consultation Groups, with up to ten participants in each group, will be created, and each group will be assigned to a highly skilled Forensic Interview Specialist/Trainer.

One group will be dedicated to Spanish speaking forensic interviewers.

Dates of the 2020 Group Webinars (each 90 minutes in length)

All webinars begin at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

MCG Meeting Group A  Group B Group C* Group D 
Kick Off Meeting January 7 January 23 January 7 January 23
MCG #2 February 4 February 13 February 4 February 20
MCG #3 March 3 March 19 March 3 March 19
MCG #4 March 31 April 16 March 31 April 16
MCG #5 May 5 May 7 May 5 May 7
MCG #6 June 2 June 11 June 2 June 11
MCG #7 July 21 July 23 July 21 July 23


Applications will be accepted through November 18, 2019.

Applicants will be notified on December 4, 2019 via email whether or not they have been selected for the class.

For more information, email Laura Buff.

*Group C is designed exclusively for Spanish speaking forensic interviewers.


This project is supported by a grant awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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