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Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

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Course Details

Practical Application of FETI attendees will apply and demonstrate FETI skill sets learned during the Introduction to FETI course.  Live examples of Forensic Experiential Trauma Interviews will be utilized to demonstrate the correct practical application of the methodology.  Attendees will be required to experience and practice actual FETI interviews in front of other attendees who will offer critique facilitated by a Certified FETI Instructor. Each attendee will participate in a confidential FETI interview facilitated by a Advanced Certified FETI Practitioner with a Specialty in Personal Experience Interviewing.  It is essential for those who interview persons who have experienced trauma or high stress to know what it is like to be interviewed about a traumatic event.

Additionally, attendees will be expected to perform the role of interviewee multiple times during the course, sharing personal experiences of stress or trauma chosen at their discretion.  This course includes practical exercises, individual Personal Experience Interviews and group practice interviews along with comprehensive class discussion.

Course Objectives

  • Apply the FETI methodology in trauma interviews
  • Participate in a Personal Experience interview

Course Outline

Course Requirements

Open Enrollment

Course Type

Online, In-Person

Course Duration

3 Days

Certification Path

Step 2 of 3 to Basic Certification

Course curriculum updates free for life after successful course completion

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The Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview course is a hybrid online and in-person training, and the heart of the course is a 2 day, in-person, lecture-style event. By adding your event to your cart, you are purchasing the course which includes the in-person training event.

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Course FAQs

Certified FETI approaches interviewing as a lifelong skill. Our most successful interviewers understand the significance of practice, feedback, and professional innovation. The certification process, and its corresponding training, incorporates each accordingly with an emphasis on annual curriculum updates and annual evaluations. Certification allows individual practitioners the opportunity for professional accountability by the official organization maintaining and updating the Certified FETI Methodology.

The Introduction to FETI course is the first step to obtaining Basic Certification in the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Methodology. All of the information necessary to provide a FETI in a consistent manner in accordance with official Certified FETI Metrics is obtained during the introductory course. Additional courses and instruction opportunities are available for those that are interested in advancing their FETI skillsets.

The cost for this course is $395 for lifetime access, which includes annual updates, access to materials in our library, and a listing on the Certified FETI Directory once you have completed all of the instruction.

The Certified FETI® Methodology is designed for continuous improvement and is reviewed and updated annually. When you purchase and access the Introduction to FETI course, your online account at will automatically receive the annual curriculum updates without any additional financial cost to you. This means you never have to purchase or travel to another training for the Introduction to FETI course again while still remaining updated on the latest information available.

The Introduction to FETI online course is self-paced and interactive. This means the course is to be completed at the desired pace of the individual enrolled, whether that be two days, two weeks, or two years. Attendees of both the online course and in-person Introduction to FETI course receive credit for 16 training hours.

The FETI path to certification consists of different levels of certification: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.  Each level of certification is comprised of a number of courses that must be completed in sequential order.  For example, Basic certification is made up of 3 courses: Introduction to FETI, Practical Application of FETI, and Blue Interview Evaluations and Basic Exam.

Courses vary in duration and type. Some courses are online only and some are hybrid – requiring both online lessons and in-person training events.

Events are always in-person and are typically hosted by different organizations around the world. You can see a schedule of all of FETI’s events at our training calendar.