An Advanced workshop for mental health and legal professionals who interview children or use child interview data.

From McMartin to Michael Jackson and the hundreds of thousands of non-celebrity cases in between—more and more children are being identified as having perspectives that might or might not shed light on abuse, a marriage, or a custody plan. These interviews not only have implications in family law, criminal, and dependency cases but also can have mental health implications far beyond the courtroom.  This interactive workshop will get practitioners to dive deep into the issues in order to better conduct and evaluate the meaning and usefulness of the child forensic interview.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn and be able to apply specific skills and techniques to conduct meaningful and useful child interviews.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the latest research and trends on memory, suggestibility and confirmation basis.
  • Participants will learn how to utilize the interview data and assess and critique the data in clinical and forensic settings.