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Interview Training


NEW CLASS

Child Abuse Related Interviewing: The Suspected Perpetrator

16 hours (online)

Instructor: Don Rabon

Class overview:
In addition to the commonality related to the interviewing process, the focus of a specific interview involves a unique set of considerations.  Nowhere is this circumstance more evident than in the interviews related to the abuse of a child.  The focus of this session is to address those specific dynamics involved in the interview of a person who is suspected of committing an act of child abuse or maltreatment. 

Date      

January 15, 2018 to February 11, 2018

 

 

 

  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $70.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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NEW CLASS

Investigative Discourse Analysis

40 hours (seated traditional class)

Instructor: Don Rabon

Class overview:
In Investigative Discourse Analysis the participant learns how documents can be put to work as inquiry-related decision-making tools and indicators of the possibility of deception that can serve to carry the inquiry to conclusion.

Date Time Location Room

March 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blue Ridge Community College,
Henderson County Campus

Continuing Education Building, Room 122

No previous training requirements but textbook needed: Investigative Discourse Analysis, 2nd edition Rabon/Chapman. Carolina Academic Press.

  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $120.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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Interviewer Personality Dynamics

8 hours (seated traditional class)

Class overview:
For the interviewer, understanding that personality plays a role in the conduct of the interview and each interviewer has a specific personality profile facilitates emphasizing positive personality attributes and strengthening related personality deficiencies.

Date Time Location Room
To be announced - next offering in 2018

 

 

 

  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $70.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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Interviewing Ethics

8 hours (online)

Instructor: Tanya Chapman

The interviewing process includes a triune purpose:

  • Obtain all information ensuring while ensuring that the information is valid;
  • Avoid actions that would produce a false admission;
  • Ensure that the admission given is voluntary.
Dates Location  
March 3 to April 1, 2018 Online Registration is
now open.
  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $70.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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The Concept of Persuasion-Advanced Interviewing & Interrogation

16 hours (online)

Instructor: Tanya Chapman

The interviewer as a persuader is faced with the additional challenges of ensuring that the cooperation is voluntary and that nothing has been done within the interview that would cause someone to make an admission to something that was not true.
The session involves participant analysis of actual interviews as well as debriefings from those who sat in the interviewee’s chair as to why they made the admission, why they did not make the admission and the role of the interviewer in their decision.

Dates Location
May 7 to June 4, 2018 Online
  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $70.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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Interviewing Like a Psychopath

16 hours (Seated)

When it comes to interactions with others, the psychopath has the extraordinary ability to engage access and influence behavior.  This capability is a function of the specific characteristics of psychopathy.  However, these traits are not found exclusively with the psychopath, but moreover, within the population at large – it is all just a matter of degree.
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this training the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the salient dynamics of psychopathy.
  • Discuss how specific psychopathic elements can enhance an interviewer’s effectiveness.
  • Assess their individual settings on particular interviewing enhancing capabilities.
  • Design an individual strategy for continual interviewing related progress.
Date Time Location Room
To be announced

 

 

 

  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $70.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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Interviewing Head to Poe

16 hours (seated)

Central to the role of the interviewer, is the ability to establish a connection with the interviewee.  Establishing the connection does not have to be a happenstance occurrence.  Over one-hundred and sixty years ago, Edgar Allan Poe, in The Purloined Letter provided insight as to how to establish the connection.  Only now, has science progressed to understand and subsequently, utilize the cryptic that Poe placed within the story.  
Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this training the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the function of neurons within the brain.
  • Describe the role of neurons in the establishment of rapport.
  • Explain the role of rapport to the goal of compliance-gaining.
  • Having established a rapport, demonstrate two, compliance-gaining options.
Date Time Location Room
To be announced

 

 

 

  • North Carolina Sworn Officers tuition exemption applies.
  • Out-of-state tuition and non-sworn is $70.00

Pre-registration is required.
Contact Sherry Phillips to pre-register sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760

Or please complete the online Student Information Form.

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To register for online or hybrid classes:
Please complete the online
Student Information Form .

 

For more information:

Contact Us

Sherry Phillips
Law Enforcement Director
(828) 694-1760
sherryc@blueridge.edu

 


Credit given in the Interview Training Recognition Program (ITRP). Contact Don Rabon at dwrabon@msn.com to register for ITRP.
For ITRP program information contact Don Rabon at dwrabon@msn.com