While the practice of using of dolls and diagrams is sometimes seen contentious in the field of forensic interviewing, research shows the appropriate use of dolls and diagrams within the guidance of a nationally recognized protocol can increase forensically relevant information and accuracy within the forensic interview. This training will summarize relevant research on dolls and diagrams, provide an overview of their purposeful and appropriate use in the forensic interview and address common defense challenges to the use of dolls and diagrams.
1. Review appropriate and purposeful practice regarding the use of dolls and diagrams in the forensic interview.
2. Increase knowledge of the relevant and reflective research with regard to the use of dolls and diagrams in the forensic interview.
3. Address misconceptions and defense challenges to the appropriate use of dolls and diagrams in the forensic interview.
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