AAFP: Interviewing Children to Preserve Accurate Testimony

Presented By David W. Thompson, PhD, ABPP
David W. Thompson, PhD, ABPP

4 hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Interviewing Children to Preserve Accurate Testimony: An Overview is presented by David W. Thompson, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).

This program covers the basic tenets of investigative interviews of children utilized in criminal and child abuse investigations. Participants learn to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of these interviews and understand the skills necessary to interview children in a forensic context accurately. Participants are introduced to an objective Assessment of interview quality and will survey the skills needed to testify to those findings. While this program is designed to survey the necessary skills for critically reviewing child investigative interviews, it is not actually designed to teach conducting such interviews.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe classic research studies related to child forensic interviewing

Describe three research-based approaches to child forensic interviews

Describe the critical components of a child forensic interview

Describe the role of child language development in the child forensic interview, with special emphasis on individual and cultural diversity


Presented By

David W. Thompson, PhD, ABPP

David W. Thompson, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified forensic psychologist (ABPP). He is in private practice in clinical and forensic psychology and previously served as the Deputy Director of the Walworth County, Wisconsin Health & Human Services Department. Dr. Thompson conducts training for l...


1. Introduction

2. Part 1

3. Part 2

4. Part 3

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Program Partner

American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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