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Cohort #PA-110121 : Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview

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You can enroll in this cohort once you purchase the course.

Additionally, you must complete the prerequisite, Introduction to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview prior to the cohort start date.

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Oct 31

5pm

Pre-course Information

Review and complete all pre-course information in the lesson, Helpful Information Before you Begin, by 5pm on October 31st.

Nov 1

9am - 12pm

Classroom

Day 1: Classroom instruction on Microsoft Teams with Certified FETI Instructors, CFP-As.

1pm - 3pm

Brain-based Cue Interviews

Day 1: Participate and practice in two 1:1 Brain-based Cue Interviews on Microsoft Teams.

Nov 2

5pm

Online Submission

Day 2: Online Submission due by 5pm. View details of submission in Day 2 lesson.

Nov 3

9am - 12pm

Classroom

Day 3: Classroom instruction on Microsoft Teams with Certified FETI Instructors, CFP-As.

1pm - 3pm

FETI Interview #1

Day 3: Conduct and participate in a FETI Interview as both the role of interviewer and participant.

Nov 4

5pm

Online Submission

Day 4: Online Submission due by 5pm. View details of submission in Day 4 lesson.

Nov 5

9am - 12pm

Classroom

Day 5: Classroom instruction on Microsoft Teams with Certified FETI Instructors, CFP-As.

1pm - 3pm

FETI Interview #2

Day 5: Conduct and participate in a FETI Interview as both the role of interviewer and participant.

Nov 6

Independent Learning

Day 6: Review and complete the independent learning in Day 6 lesson.

Nov 7

5pm

Personal Experience Interview™ Deadline

Day 7: All Personal Experience Interviews™ must be completed with a Certified FETI Faculty, CFP-A, by 5pm. Contact your course instructor in advance if you have not been scheduled and/or completed your PEI.

Nov 8

9am - 12pm

Classroom

Day 8: Classroom instruction on Microsoft Teams with Certified FETI Instructors, CFP-As.

1pm - 3pm

FETI Interview #3

Day 8: Conduct and participate in a FETI Interview as both the role of interviewer and participant.

Nov 9

5pm

Final Online Submission

Day 9: Final Online Submission due by 5pm. View details of submission in Day 9 lesson.

Nov 10

9am - 12pm

Classroom

Day 10: Classroom instruction on Microsoft Teams with Certified FETI Instructors, CFP-As.

1pm - 3pm

Classroom

Day 10: Classroom instruction on Microsoft Teams with Certified FETI Instructors, CFP-As.

Cohort Overview

Certified FETI’s Practical Application of the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview Course provides attendees with 35 hours of instruction within a 10-day cohort that includes five interactive classroom experiences, participation as an interviewer and participant in six interviews each, online independent learning, a Personal Experience Interview conducted by an Advanced FETI Practitioner, facilitated review of conducted interviews and documentation practice.

Throughout the course, each student will continue to develop and practice the knowledge, skills, and abilities obtained from the prerequisite course, Introduction to FETI.

This course does not certify an attendee in FETI® but does fulfill a requirement for Basic-level certification in FETI®.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF FETI COURSE?

  • During the PA FETI course you will have the opportunity to utilize the FETI Methodology in the role of interviewer during five separate interviews. This allows you to take the information you learned during the Introduction to FETI course for a “test drive” in a training environment that was developed to provide you with opportunities to hear feedback during the classroom sessions from Advanced FETI Instructors about the interview you, and others attending the course, conducted.
  • All of the interviews conducted during this course are recorded to enhance learning. Not only do you have the unique opportunity to review all of your interviews during the independent learning sections of the course, you are also able to watch other attendees interviews allowing you to see the variety of methods, questions and cues used by other professionals who employ the FETI Methodology. Our instructors work with hundreds of people each year and have routinely found the ability to watch back an interview to be one of the best ways to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities of an interviewer. The Practical Application of FETI course is the only instruction available that provides you with this unique, instructor-facilitated, opportunity. All recordings are only accessible to attendees during the 10-day cohort and are deleted at the end of the instruction.
  • During the Practical Application of FETI course you are interviewed by a CFP-A (Advanced) FETI Interviewer with a Personal Experience Interview (PEI) designation. The PEI allows you to sit on the other side of the interview and experience the cues, questions and prompts of the FETI Methodology for yourself from a highly skilled advanced FETI Practitioner. This opportunity is consistently identified as the highlight for many attendees of the course. In the words of one of our attendees, “It made the whole FETI methodology make sense.”
  • All of your interview participants share real, personal experiences. No role play! Our faculty is made up of professionals who have attended countless interviewing courses over the course of their careers and always were frustrated with the use of scenarios during instruction on interviewing. The PA FETI Course allows you to utilize the FETI Methodology with a participant who is sharing a real experience. Your participant isn’t focused on remembering a false dialogue which allows the interview session practice to accurately reflect how you would utilize the FETI Methodology in your real professional role.
  • All of the interview participants during this course are attendees of the cohort. This is allows you an important opportunity to experience being interviewed by someone learning how to use the FETI Methodology five separate times. Too often, people learning how to use an interview methodology are not also provided with opportunities to experience what it feels like to be on the other side of an interview. Not only will this help to increase your awareness of the cues, questions and prompts of the FETI Methodology, you will also be able to experience the importance of genuine empathy.
  • After completing the 10-day cohort you receive an individual evaluation on the last interview you conducted during the course. This personalized feedback identifies any violations of the Never Again 10 and includes each question, cue or prompt you utilized during your interview with notations for whether they were a good example of the FETI Methodology or could be removed to be in better accordance with the methodology. Your evaluator may also provide alternative options you could have utilized depending on the information being shared by the interview participant and assesses whether your demonstration of genuine empathy, maintaining the role of interviewer and the appropriateness of your opening and closing for the FETI Methodology. Additionally, information is also included from questions you answered during the Introduction to FETI Course so you are able to reflect on your answers and how they may, or may not, have changed since completing the Practical Application of FETI Course.
  • You will leave the PA FETI Course with a great understanding of how to conduct a virtual interview! Our instructors and faculty have spent years training the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview in live training environments. Initially, we were all very hesitant to take the Practical Application of FETI Course online. However, after many online cohorts we now realize the opportunities for learning the FETI Methodology expanded in a wonderful way in the virtual training environment. Not only are we now able to provide attendees with a way to watch back all of their interviews (something we always wanted to do during our live trainings), but each person leaves the training having multiple opportunities to test out and increase their online interviewing capabilities. Our faculty conducts hundreds of online interviews each year and they share their lessons learned with each PA FETI cohort.

 

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE COURSE?

35 Hours

  • Live Classroom Instruction: 17 hours
  • Live Interview Sessions: 8 hours
  • Independent Review of Interviews and Course Submissions: Estimated 9 hours minimum
  • Personal Experience Interview: 1 hour

The Practical Application of FETI course takes place over ten consecutive days. However, you will not be attending live instruction or independently interacting with course materials for all of those ten days. Some attendees will choose to review more interviews than is required by the course in order to enhance their learning. Other attendees will complete the minimum requirements. You have flexibility outside of the required submissions and live sessions to do what works best for you as a learner and for the time you have available.

Over the ten days you are required to be present for 5 classroom sessions (17 total live classroom hours), 4 interview sessions (8 total live hours) and one Personal Experience Interview (1 live hour) for a total of 26 hours you will need to be available online at a specific time. In addition, you will be completing answers to questions within the Certified FETI online Practical Application of FETI Course. In order to complete the answers you will often be required to watch interviews you conducted or interviews where you were the participant. Other than the interviews conducted on day 1 of the course (one 10-minute interview and one 15-minute interview) each interview you conduct will last for a minimum of 30 minutes. As such, when reviewing these interviews for a required online submission we recommend planning to set aside two hours to allow for the review (30 minutes as the Interviewer and 30 minutes as the participant) and answer of questions. We estimate it takes a minimum of nine hours to complete the non-live course requirements that are explained in more detail below.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT EACH DAY

 

Pre-Course Requirements: 

Completion of Introduction to FETI Course

Completion of the Practical Application of FETI Pre-Course Evaluation

Completion of the Practical Application of FETI Pre-Course Questionnaire

Completion of the “Helpful Information Before You Begin” Section of the online Practical Application of FETI Course

Confirmation of Access to the Microsoft Teams Certified FETI Course Platform

 

Day 1:    5 Total Hours (Required Live Classroom Sessions)

Live Interaction on Microsoft Teams with Instructors and other Attendees

  • Live Classroom session #1 (3 hours) starting at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 pm EST
  • Live Interview session #1 (2 hours) starting at 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm EST

 

Day 2:   Estimated 1 Hour (Required Online Submission by 5:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST)

Independent Review of Interviews on Microsoft Teams Conducted on Day 1 and Completion of Questions

  • Independent review within Microsoft Teams of the interviews you participated in on day 1 (4 total; 2 as an interviewer and 2 as a participant). Interviews are available for review by 8:00 pm PST the day they are conducted.
  • Independent completion of questions about your interviews by 5:00 pm PST. This lesson, located within your course dashboard at certifiedfeti.com, is not available to begin until day 2 of the course. You will have had to watch your interviews from day 1 in order to complete this section of the course.
  • No live sessions.
  • As an estimation, plan to set aside a minimum of one hour to complete this section of the training.

 

Day 3:    5 Total Hours of Live Interaction on Microsoft Teams with Instructors and other Attendees

  • Live Classroom session #2 (3 hours) starting at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 pm EST
  • Live Interview session #2 (2 hours) starting at 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm EST

 

Day 4:   Estimated 2 Hours (Required Online Submission by 5:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST)

Independent Review of Interviews on Microsoft Teams Conducted on Day 3 and Completion of Questions

  • Independent review within Microsoft Teams of the interviews you participated in on day 3 (2 total; 1 as an interviewer and 1 as a participant). Interviews are available for review by 8:00 pm PST the day they are conducted.
  • Independent completion of questions about your interviews by 5:00 pm PST. This lesson, located within your course dashboard at certifiedfeti.com, is not available to begin until day 4 of the course. You will have had to watch your interviews from day 3 in order to complete this section of the course.
  • No live sessions.
  • As an estimation, plan to set aside a minimum of two hours to complete this section of the training.

 

Day 5:    5 Total Hours of Live Interaction on Microsoft Teams with Instructors and other Attendees

  • Live Classroom session #3 (3 hours) starting at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 pm EST
  • Live Interview session #3 (2 hours) starting at 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm EST

 

Day 6:    Optional Learning – No Required or Estimated Hours

  • All recordings from interviews conducted during the first week of the course are available in the video review room on Microsoft Teams. You are encouraged to watch as many videos as you are able.
  • Many attendees use this time to begin working on the report writing submission requirement (due on Day 9) which requires one of their interviews to be documented using FETI recommendations. This requirement may take some attendees up to four hours to complete (depending on their skills and abilities with typing and report creation).

 

Day 7:    Optional Learning – No Required or Estimated Hours

  • All recordings recordings from interviews conducted during the first week of the course are available in the video review room on Microsoft Teams. You are encouraged to watch as many videos as you are able.
  • Many attendees use this time to begin working on the report writing submission requirement (due on Day 9) which requires one of their interviews to be documented using FETI recommendations. This requirement may take some attendees up to four hours to complete (depending on their skills and abilities with typing and report creation).

 

Day 8:    5 Total Hours of Live Interaction on Microsoft Teams with Instructors and other Attendees

  • Live Classroom session #4 (3 hours) starting at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 pm EST
  • Live Interview session #4 (2 hours) starting at 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm EST

 

Day 9:   Estimated 6 Hours (Required Online Submission by 5:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST)

Independent Review of Interviews on Microsoft Teams Conducted on Day 8 and Completion of Questions, Surveys and Forms

  • Independent review within Microsoft Teams of the interviews you participated in on day 8 (2 total; 1 as an interviewer and 1 as a participant). Interviews are available for review by 8:00 pm PST the day they are conducted.
  • Independent completion of questions about your interviews and course participation by 5:00 pm PST. This lesson, located within your course dashboard at CertifiedFETI.com, is not available to begin until day nine of the course.
  • Completion of a Professional Wellness Survey by 5:00 pm PST.
  • Completion of a Personal Experience Interview Evaluation by 5:00 pm PST.
  • Completion of the Interview Permissions Form by 5:00 pm PST.
  • Submission of Report Writing Requirement by 5:00 pm PST.
  • No live sessions.
  • As an estimation, plan to set aside a minimum of six hours to complete this section of the training if you have not previously started your Report Writing Requirement or the surveys.

 

Day 10:    5 Total Hours of Live Interaction on Microsoft Teams with Instructors and other Attendees

  • Live Classroom session #5 (3 hours) starting at 9:00 am PST / 10:00 MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 pm EST
  • Live Classroom session #5 – continued (2 hours) starting at 1:00 pm PST / 2:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm EST

 

ATTENDANCE

This course requires completion of all live (online) classroom instruction, interviews, and assignments. It is important to review all dates and times marked LIVE in the cohort’s course schedule prior to registration.

This course requires access to a reliable Internet connection. You will be required to participate in 1:1 video calling and group video calling. Due to the nature of this course, there is no opportunity to reschedule meeting and interview times that are missed due to connection issues. You are strongly advised to only register for a cohort once you have confirmed you have access to a private area with reliable high-speed Internet during all dates and times listed in the detailed Cohort Agenda as “LIVE”. Missed meetings or interviews will result in an incomplete for the course without refund of monies paid.

More than one person in a single location accessing online video conferencing will significantly reduce your Internet speeds. Be aware of how many other attendees from your location will be registered for the cohort you select before confirming. You will be required to be in fully private and separate space from other attendees in your same location.

The nature of this instruction requires all attendees to list their real first and last name, job title and upload a photograph of their real person to their Certified FETI account for the duration of the course. No avatars, drawings or other graphic representations are permitted.

All trainings are conducted in English. Contact the help desk for options to attend training in another language before registering. Certified FETI strives to make all of our training events accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation, you must advise us in advance of any needed auxiliary aids or services.

Non-participating attendees will be removed from the course with no refund of registration fee.

 

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS

During the Practical Application of FETI course you are required to participate in recorded interviews (not including the Personal Experience Interview). Part of the course instruction involves reviewing interviews you facilitate and interviews other attendees facilitate. All interviews are recorded within our Microsoft Teams Online Interview Rooms and are only available to attendees within your cohort. To preserve privacy for all attendees, screen recording by an attendee of any kind are monitored and strictly prohibited. Any violation will result in a ban from the entire Certified FETI platform without refund of any monies paid.

Live instruction and interviews will be conducted via the conferencing and collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. The Teams platform can be accessed from the browser or by downloading the desktop application. More details on Microsoft teams are provided in the pre-course information provided to enrolled students.

Test your Internet speed using speedtest.net. Recommended minimum Internet speeds for all live sessions are:

Download: 8 Mbps

Upload: 1 Mbps

You will be required to have access during all designated “LIVE” instruction times to a computer, monitor, webcam, speakers, microphone and a high-speed Internet Service Provider.

 

TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCY

You should be proficient in basic computer skills including use of a web browser, sending and receiving email, and use of a webcam in addition to having familiarity with using online communication platforms that include videoconferencing and online learning management systems.

This course requires the submission of a written report and written answers to self-paced learning assignments and tasks. You should be proficient with word processing or other productivity applications.

 

LOCATION REQUIREMENTS

Attendees are required to participate in all “LIVE” sessions from a fully private space free from physical and audible distractions. Attendees will participate as the participant and the interviewer during interviews multiple times over the course of this instruction. In order to offer privacy to all attendees, no person may observe or overhear any of the “LIVE” sessions. Any violation of this will result in a ban from the entire Certified FETI platform without refund of any monies paid. Attendees will be required to confirm, on video, at the start of each session they are in a fully private space.

Due to privacy and facilitation restrictions, attendees from the same organization are not allowed to attend the “LIVE” sessions from the same physical space.

 

REFUND POLICY

Due to the limited capacity of these events we are unable to refund a token or move you to another cohort if you are currently assigned to a cohort that is within sixty (60) calendar days of starting. We are required to maintain very strict attendance policies at Practical Application of FETI Courses as each attendee directly impacts another attendee’s ability to complete their interviews and coursework. Due to these requirements, there is no ability to accommodate last minute changes or absences for any reason. This includes court subpoena, work obligations or other commitments that conflict unexpectedly with the cohort agenda. You are highly encouraged to determine your ability to make yourself unavailable with courts and employers prior to selecting a seat in a cohort. Missing any portion of the “LIVE” sessions removes you fully from the remaining portion of the course without refund of your course token.

 

REMINDERS

  • Prerequisite: The Introduction to FETI® must be successfully completed prior to the start of the course.
  • Attendees must be present for the entire training, complete all coursework and fully participate in all exercises, discussion, and their Personal Experience Interview to continue in the course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • All cancellations must be submitted online through the Certified FETI® Portal more than 60 days before the course begins.
  • This training may contain content that depicts graphic images, video, and other media.
  • No dress code. Attendees are encouraged to adhere to their organization’s policy if applicable.