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Trauma Informed Interviewing and Credibility Assessment


Category:
Credibility |  External Investigators |  Internal Investigators |  Interviewing |  Trauma
Faculty:
Ms. Anne Garrett |  Jay Sherman |  Dr. Dana Chidekel
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Oct 15, 2020
License:
Never expires.


Description

Trauma can take many forms, and interviewing trauma survivors about the trauma they have experienced is different than interviewing other witnesses. Changes that occur in the brain and body during a trauma affect memory, so a survivor’s recollection of events may be disjointed, incomplete and inconsistent. During this program, a neuropsychologist will explain these processes so investigators better understand how to minimize harm and maximize the information they gather in survivor interviews. Experienced workplace investigators will also discuss special considerations that may apply when assessing trauma survivor credibility.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Improve feelings of safety for a witness who is a trauma survivor.
  • Overcome some limitations of remote interviewing.
  • Elicit increased information from trauma survivors.
  • Understand the special considerations that may apply when assessing trauma survivor credibility.

Disclaimer: The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice.

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Speaker(s)

Ms. Anne Garrett's Profile

Ms. Anne Garrett

Attorney

Law Office of Anne Garrett PC


Jay Sherman's Profile

Jay Sherman

AWI-CH

Law Offices of Jay Sherman


Dr. Dana Chidekel's Profile

Dr. Dana Chidekel


Dr. Chidekel is board certified in pediatric and adult neuropsychology. She maintains a clinical, diagnostic practice for children and adults. She also serves as an expert witness in civil, employment, educational, probate, and class action matters involving medical malpractice, personal injury (including traumatic brain injury), capacity, undue influence, neurodevelopmental disorders, special education, and trauma.


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