Empathy Based Interrogation (EBI)

EBI is an advanced interrogation and interview philosophy designed to keep people talking. EBI is research-based and grounded in empathy which facilitates an understanding of the subject’s point of view and motivation for committing the offense. It also provides incentives for the subject to share accurate information. In addition, because it is a non-coercive, conversational interview, it is more easily defended in the courtroom.

Who will benefit from this course?

EBI will benefit anyone who conducts interviews for the purpose of gaining accurate and actionable information.  Therefore, EBI can be applied to a wide array of interview settings in government, private and non-profit sectors.  EBI is particularly effective in obtaining information from individuals who may be hesitant to participate or cooperate in the interview process.

What is taught in this course?

  • Personality-based Interviewing
  • Resistance Assessment
  • Principles of Persuasion
  • Detection of Deception
  • Statement Assessment™
  • Use of Cognitive Load
  • Strategic Use of Evidence
  • EBI Ops Plan™

and more…

2021 EBI Courses:

Date: March 24-26, 2021

Location: Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Academy

This course is open to Virginia Law Enforcement only and registration is being run by the Department of Criminal Justice Services


Date: June 3-4, 2021 (Advanced EBI)

Location: Chesterfield, Virginia

This course will be open to Virginia Law Enforcement that have completed the 3-day EBI Basic Course only.  Registration will be run by the Department of Criminal Justice Services


Date: September 8-10, 2021

Location: Tempe Mission Palms Conference Center, Tempe, AZ

2021 Conference – Empathy Based Interrogation (EBI)



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