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APSAC Forensic Interviewing Clinics

Training Overview

The Forensic Interviewing Clinics  offers a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive training experience focused on the basic skills and knowledge necessary to conduct child forensic interviews. Participants will have personal interaction with leading experts in the field of child forensic interviewing. Attendees must complete pre-clinic assignments and respond to communication from the Clinic Director prior to the event.  There will be homework and self-study assignments following each day of the clinic.  In order to receive a certificate of completion participants must complete mock child forensic interviews with actors and pass a test following the conclusion of the Clinic.

The APSAC Child Forensic Interview Clinic is intended as an initial training for professionals whose job responsibilities include conducting in-depth forensic investigative interviews of children who may have experienced or witnessed maltreatment, exploitation, neglect or other crimes. These interviews are conducted as part of a multidisciplinary team investigative process in affiliation with a Child Advocacy Center (CAC), police agency, or government-sponsored child protection agency.

To meet the criteria for attendance you must be one of the following:

  • Endorsed by a CAC
  • Endorsed by a police agency
  • Endorsed by a government-sponsored child protection agency as someone who is or will be responsible for conducting in-depth forensic interviews of children on a regular basis
  • A child abuse pediatric fellow

Upon completion of the clinic you will need to be able to implement the training as a member of (or endorsed by) an existing CAC and/or multidisciplinary child abuse investigation team.(Any exceptions must be approved in advance by the Clinic Director and will only be considered on a space-available basis.) The APSAC Child Forensic Interview Clinic will be conducted in English and participants must be fluent in English. APSAC is unable to provide interpretation services. Please use this link for verification that you qualify for the Forensic Interview Clinic.

Register through APSAC

APSAC Members: $1,199

APSAC Non-members: $1,485

33.5 Continuing Education Credits (Psychology and Social Work): $40

CE’s are available, however CME’s are not available at this time. APSAC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APSAC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Scholarship funds available for law enforcement officers interested in attending the clinics. Click here for full eligibility information and the application form.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of this event APSAC Forensic Interviewing Clinics have a no refund policy. Agencies may send another individual in the place of the individual who is unable to attend without incurring an additional fee. All substitutions must be finalized one month prior to the start date. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected] . The cancellation policy may vary for Forensic Interview Clinics and advanced trainings. If you have questions about the cancellation policy for a given event, please contact [email protected].