NCAC Critical Thinking in the Forensic Interview: Moving from Rote to Responsive Practice

Training Overview

Forensic interviewing (FI) is a highly complex, interactive, and challenging process requiring initial training, practice-focused supervision, and ongoing education. Effective interviewers must possess a broad repertoire of skills. Additionally, forensic interviewers should be able to develop a critical thinking framework to meet both the needs of the child and the investigative team. This research-informed, non-protocol-specific course will focus on essential skill development and strategies for effectively applying critical thinking tools.

This interactive training will utilize demonstration videos, experiential activities, lectures, and guided reflection and discussion. Forensic interviewers are asked to bring case examples to be used to apply the principles being introduced.

Who should attend? 

This training is specifically designed for experienced interviewers responsible for initial forensic interviews of children working with a multidisciplinary team. It is recommended that the interviewer have at least two years of interviewing experience and have completed nationally-recognized FI training.

Register via NCAC

Register by June 23, 2023.

This training is only offered on-site in Huntsville, AL.

A 25% discount is available for registrants from developing countries or from Tribal CACs. Please contact the training coordinator for additional information. Please note: To pay via international wire transfer, payment must be made in U.S. dollars at your expense. Banking and account information is provided on request.

Cancellation Policy

The full registration fee is due by the fee deadline stated above in order to hold your spot. Registrants that have not paid in full by the deadline will be released from the training, and we will contact those on the waitlist.

If you are unable to attend the training, you must submit your cancellation notice at least 30 days prior to the training in order to be refunded the full amount, less a $100 administrative fee. Your agency may choose to replace your spot in the training with another member of the agency at no penalty. Late cancellations may be considered for a training credit that may be used by your agency for up to one year. Failure to show up for the training forfeits the registration fee completely.

Important note for in-person training: It is recommended to make refundable travel arrangements if booking before your registration has been confirmed.

In the event the NCAC cancels the training for any reason, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

Seats in this training are intended for professionals currently working as part of a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The NCAC reserves the right to refund the registration of anyone who is not currently working as part of a CAC to ensure that currently practicing professionals receive the training they need.


July 25, 2023
July 27, 2023
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