Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

Level 1 Practical Kinesic Interview & Interrogation

Dates of Events

02/24/2020 through 02/26/2020

Last Updated: 11/11/2019
Instructor(s): Dan Sosnowski
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Dan has been a senior interview and interrogation instructor for over 35 years. He has been awarded a Senior Research Fellow in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. In January 2008, he was selected as Subject Matter Expert to teach the Counter-Intelligence Command in Iraq on behalf of the U.S. Government. In June 2008, he was once again selected as Subject Matter Expert to teach the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior on behalf of the U.S. Government. In 1997, he was selected as a Subject Matter Expert to work with John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory which developed the “Mike Simmen” FBI Interactive Computer Interview Program.

He was a former police officer and investigator in the Chicago area and was on the staff at John E. Reid & Associates.
Dan is President of SOS Services, Inc., a private consulting company located in Woodstock, Georgia. Dan is currently performing a wide range of interviews and specializes in sex offender testing. Dan has been a leader in the area of developing tactics and techniques to interview individuals involved in sexual deviant behavior. He has been teaching this specialized course to police agencies, therapist and probation officers.

Dan has conducted over
20,000 interviews regarding all areas of criminal behavior. These cases cover a wide range of emotional and cognitive behaviors involving the individuals being interviewed and sometimes confronted with very negative information. In order to successfully interview people, Dan has had to employ verbal de-escalation tactics to diffuse anger and turn those negative emotions into something positive. He will teach the methods and techniques he currently utilizes in everyday situations. He conducts numerous training seminars across the United States and Europe regarding Interviewing & Interrogation course. He is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Dan’s diverse background in both the private and law enforcement agencies, along with presently conducting criminal interviews and interrogations, gives him a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. As a speaker, Dan is very informative and motivating. His sense of humor makes it a pleasure to listen to him. He easily adapts to circumstances and surroundings, which is one of the foremost assets of any successful interviewer.

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Level I
Practical Kinesic Interview &

Course Overview:
Your agency has likely seen time and time again, highly competent investigators struggle to obtain consistently meaningful information from victim, witness and subject interviews. The issue isn’t lack intelligence or bad intent - it’s the lack of a usable advanced skill set that is causing them to miss critical information.

Current interviewing efforts may be ineffective for one or more reasons:
1. No formal interview skills training, so productive interviews rarely if ever are conducted.
2. Poor interview training which result in victim, witness, and subject interviews that are incomplete, missing important details or cause subject contamination.
3. Training is based on unscientific concepts and perpetuated myths. Deception is misdiagnosed, victims and witnesses are alienated, and subjects are wrongly accused or missed as persons of interest.
4. Techniques being used result in increased liability for the interviewer and the agency.
The Mastering Narrative-Based Interviews course is part of the Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation series. The content is based on empirical research into behavioral analysis and effective interviewing of victims, witnesses and subjects. Expertly presented, the proven concepts are immediately usable by your new investigators and upgrade the skills of those with the most experience.
Participants Will Learn:

· Master an effective narrative-based interview.
· 8 principles for improving interviews.
· How to recover 60% more information from victim, witness & subject interviews.
· 3 characteristics of a successful interview.
· 3 reasons investigators fail to accurately spot deception.
· How subjects’ statements can be contaminated by the interviewer.
· 3 mistakes interviewers make that cause false confessions and contaminated statements.
· The 5 reaction / response behaviors that subjects exhibit and how to correctly handle each one.
Introduction to Influence, Persuasion, Manipulation & Coercion