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Mentoring and Consultation Groups Format


The training includes:

  • Seven group meetings, 90 minutes in length
  • Two peer review meetings with group leader
  • Required readings

The entire training will take approximately 12 to 14 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 2021 Group Webinars (each 90 minutes in length)

All start times noted below are fin Central time zone.

MCG Meeting Group A*  Group B Group C Group D 
  Spanish Speaking Group
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
10:00 - 11:30 a. m. Central
1:00 - 2:30 p, m, Central
1:00 - 2:30 p, m, Central
Kick Off Meeting January 12 January 21 January 12 January 21
MCG #2 February 9 February 18 February 9 February 18
MCG #3 March 2 March 11 March 2 March 11
MCG #4 April 13 April 22 April 13 April 22
MCG #5 May 11 May 20 May 11 May 20
MCG #6 June 8 June 10 June 8 June 17
MCG #7 July 13 July 22 July 13 July 22


Applications are currently closed.

Applicants will be notified on December 9, 2020 via email whether or not they have been selected for the class.

For more information, email Laura Buff.

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


This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-CI-FX-K001 and 2020-CI-FX-K001 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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