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…

Upcoming Courses:

Date: March 24-26
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 – CLASS IS FULL

 

Date: March 31 – April 2
Location: Liberty Mountain Conference Center
3700 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
This course is open to SOVA ICAC and NOVA-DC ICAC affiliate agencies only 
Registration is being hosted by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Send email interest to SOVAICAC@gmail.com and include EBI Training in the subject line.  Registration will close on March 26, 2021 and is limited to 50 participants.
 
Date: August 11-13, 2021
Location: Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters — 12099 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
This course is open to Virginia Law Enforcement only and registration will be run by the Department of Criminal Justice Services.  Class is almost at capacity – email Christopher Scuderi at christopher.scuderi@dcjs.virginia.gov to register.

 

Date: September 8-10, 2021
Location: Tempe Mission Palms Conference Center, Tempe, AZ
Click for more information – 2021 Conference – Empathy Based Interrogation (EBI)

 

Date: November 8-10, 2021
Location: TBD – Southwest Virginia
This course is will be open to Virginia Law Enforcement only and registration will be run by the Department of Criminal Justice Services

 

Date: December 13-15, 2021
Location: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department — 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89106
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Date: February 14-16, 2022
Location: Dallas Child Advocacy Center — 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75228
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Advanced EBI Courses:

Advanced EBI focuses on high-stakes interviews and is open to those that have completed the 3-day EBI Course.  Seating is limited due to the interactive nature of this class. Participation and homework is required. (You may enroll simultaneously in EBI and Advanced EBI Course if attending in the same week.)

 

Date: June 3-4, 2021 (Advanced EBI)
Location: Eanes-Pittman Training Center — 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA, 23832
This course will be open to Virginia Law Enforcement that have completed the 3-day EBI Course only.  
Registration will be run by the Department of Criminal Justice Services –Class is almost at capacity – email Christopher Scuderi at christopher.scuderi@dcjs.virginia.gov to register.

 

Date: December 16-17, 2021 (Advanced EBI)
Location: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department — 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106
This training is open to those who have completed the 3-day EBI course.  Advance registration is permitted once an attendee is registered for the 3-day class. 
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Date: February 17-18, 2022 (Advanced EBI)
Location: Dallas Child Advocacy Center — 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX
This training is open to those who have completed the 3-day EBI course.  Advance registration is permitted once an attendee is registered for the 3-day class. 
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