What is FETI® (Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview)?

Certified FETI® is the founding and governing body of the official Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview, a science and practice-based interviewing methodology informed by the latest research on the neurobiology of trauma and memory.

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI®) provides interviewers with a science-informed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant’s experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner.


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We are an interviewing company that teaches interviewers of any background how to maximize opportunities for information collection during an interview.

Collect the Dots, then Connect the Dots.

The FETI Framework™

The elements of the FETI Framework™ outline the skills, abilities and information necessary to conduct a Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview.


Why Integrate the Science?

The science of high stress and trauma on the brain influences the practice of our interviewing methodology. In fact, the science is so compelling it influences the way we approach the before, during, and after interview experience.

How does high stress or trauma impact the brain?

The science of high stress and trauma on the brain influences the practice of our interviewing methodology.

Understanding the science is paramount in your ability to maximize your opportunities for information collection.

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The FETI Difference

FETI’s innovative approach to interviewing is a significant change from the standard interview. See the table below to see how we break the traditional interviewing mold.

FETI Interviewing
Traditional Interviewing

Gathers psycho-psychological evidence

Uses who, what, where, when, why and how questions

Same methodology for victims, witnesses, and suspects

Blurs the line between interviewing and interrogation

Uses brain-based cues

Requires sequencing

Empathic listening

Doesn't explore impact or context

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Who's Feti For?

The Interviewer

We train individuals of all disciplines who interview in some manner or fashion. It is important to note that FETI is for interviewing only.

Most of the interviewers we train work in the following areas:

FETI Law Law Enforcement
FETI Higher Ed Higher Education
FETI Criminal Prosection Criminal Prosecution
FETI Advocacy Advocacy
FETI Government Government
FETI Journalism Journalism
FETI Healthcare Healthcare
FETI Family Services Family Services
Who's Feti For?

The Participant (Interviewee)

The most amazing part about FETI is since it is a science-based, impartial interviewing methodology, we can use it on any participant, no matter their background or trauma.

FETI Participant

Using the FETI® approach in higher education investigations allows us to gather information effectively and appropriately from all parties and witnesses, and interviewing for clarification ensures that the information gathered can be integrated into our investigations in a manner that is fair and equitable for all parties.

Jeffrey Nolan Dinse P.C.
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