Step 1 of 3 to Basic Certification

The FETI Methodology Course

Course Details

At the core of the FETI Methodology Course is an interactive online experience taught by Certified FETI Advanced (CFP-A) instructors with significant industry and FETI interviewing experience. The course provides instruction on the official FETI Framework™, detailing how to correctly conduct a Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview in addition to a library of information and resources.

Attendees of the FETI Methodology Course, step 1 on the path to Basic Certification in the FETI Methodology, are encouraged to enroll in step 2, the Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course, where interviews are conducted, practiced, and evaluated by our instructors in a small and highly effective learning environment.

Attendees must complete all required coursework and fully participate in all required exercises to receive a certificate of completion. Attendees with a certificate of completion achieve the prerequisite requirement to attend the Practical Application of FETI course. Completion of this course does not provide an attendee with a license to instruct the FETI Methodology or identify themselves as a Certified FETI Practitioner. Attendees intending to be identified as a practitioner of Certified FETI are required to fulfill all requirements of, at a minimum, Basic Certification. Attendees intending to instruct Certified FETI are required to fulfill requirements of Advanced Certification and then apply for a specialty designation of Instructor.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the FETI FrameworkTM
  • Recognize the impact of trauma and high-stress on memory, communication, and recall
  • Learn how to maximize opportunities for information gathering
  • Understand the difference between an interview and an investigation
  • Identify ways that Experiential Information CollectionTM may be negatively impacted

Course Outline

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Pre-Course Information Submissions
Getting Started
Proficiency Evaluation
Practical Exercise
FETI Foundations
FETI Framework Element #1: Science and Practice-Based
FETI Framework Element #2: Opportunities For Information™
Proficiency Evaluation
Practical Exercise
FETI Framework Element #3: Neutral and Equitable
FETI Framework Element #4: Continuum of an Interview Experience
Practical Exercise
Bringing it all Together
Optional Learning
Post-Course Evaluation of Learning

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Certification Path

Step 1 of 3 to Basic Certification

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