This comprehensive course by two of the leading clinical scholars in the field of investigative interviewing provides practitioners with essential skillsets needed to detect deception. Participants will be taught to use a report-writing model for the assessment and presentation of confession evidence and to select which investigative interview to use for different assessment contexts. Investigative interviews covered include the Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception (ACID), the Cognitive Interview, and the Reality Interview. Participants will then be taught how to apply the theory of Differential Recall Enhancement to facilitate maximal recall from honest respondents while making deception more difficult and more obvious. Case study interviews and sample transcripts of honest and deceptive statements will be included throughout the training. By the end of the course, participants will be able to interview to facilitate the detection of deception, and possess the skills necessary to detect deception.
Kevin Colwell, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University, where he is the Director of the Office of Psychological Assessment. Dr. Colwell studies investigative interviewing, credibility assessment, deception, and the clinical and forensic assessment of malingering. He has worked with Dr. Cheryl Hiscock-Anisman to create Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception (ACID) – a system of interviewing and assessment that maximizes and then highlights difference between honest and deceptive responding – and is the developer of the Test of Malingered Incompetence (TOMI). He has worked for the University of Texas Medical Branch in psychiatric hospitals which serves the Texas prison system for adolescents and adults as well as in a forensic hospital for the California Department of Developmental Services, the Child Trauma Academy, and the Psychological Services Center at Sam Houston State University.
Cheryl Hiscock-Anisman, PhD is Professor of Psychology at National University and earned her Doctorate in Educational & Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University. Prior to joining National University, she was a Tenured Professor at Sam Houston State University and was the Stress Management Coordinator at The Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. At National University, she teaches graduate courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Dr. Hiscock-Anisman consults on topics of integrative health and wellness, conducting workshops throughout the U.S. on mindfulness, self-acceptance, empowerment, and healing health providers. She has an international reputation as an expert in the detection of deception and has been cited by both NPR and the New York Times. She has over 25 peer reviewed journal articles and over 60 conference presentations.
This training is designed to help you:
- Use a report-writing model for the assessment and presentation of confession evidence
- Select what investigative interview to use for different assessment contexts
- Apply ACID to discriminate honest from deceptive responding
- Utilize the Cognitive Interview for deception detection
- Learn the Reality Interview for deception detection