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Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612.813.8300
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Basic Forensic Interview Training

This training teaches the CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol™: a credible, reliable, developmentally flexible and non-traumatic forensic interview protocol appropriate for children, adolescents and vulnerable adults who allege sexual abuse. Training methods include lecture and discussion, review of CornerHouse video-recorded interviews, skill-building exercises, and an interview practicum. These courses are designed for teams of law enforcement and child protection investigators, prosecutors, and forensic interviewers. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend as a multidisciplinary team. Courses are outcome-based and include an exam upon completion.

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Available Courses:

Basic Forensic Interview Training

  • Five-day training course at CornerHouse
  • Small, personal, learning environment; enrollment limited to sixteen (16) learners
  • Each learner participates in a video-recorded simulation of an interview with an adult actor playing the role of a child victim and receives peer review
  • Tuition is $1100.00 per learner for Early Registration. Tuition is $1300 for those registering 30 days or less before the course begins.
  • Participants are responsible for the tuition and all costs related to transportation, lodging, and meals
  • Hotel Information

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Available Basic Forensic Interview Training at CornerHouse:

April 28-May 2, 2014
June 23-27, 2014
August 18-22, 2014
Sept. 15-19, 2014
Oct. 13-17, 2014
Dec. 8-12, 2014

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New! Register Online for Training at CornerHouse

CornerHouse now has online registration for Basic Forensic Interview Training and Advanced Forensic Interview Training classes offered at CornerHouse. Click on the button or click here to register.

Course Topics

  • CornerHouse Guiding Principles
  • Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Foundations for Forensic Interviewing
  • Child Development & Developmental Expectations
  • The Experience and Disclosure of Sexual Abuse
  • Forensic Use of Anatomical Dolls (training at CornerHouse) or
    Introduction to Anatomical Dolls (on-site training)
  • The CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol™: A Developmental Approach
    • Preschool Children
    • Young/Middle Childhood
    • (Pre)Adolescents

3.5 Day On-Site Basic Forensic Interview Training

  • 3.5 day training conducted at your location
  • Training fee of $7,500.00 for up to thirty (30) learners
  • Each learner participates in interview practice exercises; selected students perform an entire forensic interview role-play and receive peer review
  • An agency representative must enter into a contractual agreement for the training and associated expenses including the trainer's travel, lodging, meals and other expenses

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For more information about hosting a training at your location, please contact the Training Outreach Coordinator at 612-813-8310 or .

Available Basic On-Site Forensic Interview Training at your location:

April 8-11, 2014
May 20-23, 2014
June 17-20, 2014
July 15-18, 2014
September 23-26, 2014
November 18-21, 2014
December 2-5, 2014

Other dates may be available by request.

Our Class Participants Say...

“I highly recommend this training to others. Well worth the time and money. All staff members were great and explained everything very well.”

“Exceptional. All speakers were awesome. Very beneficial! It was amazing and worth every minute and penny. Thank you for being so professional, organized, patient and willing to share your experiences. I learned so much from you and appreciate all of the wonderful work you do. CornerHouse is so inspiring!”