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Update on forensic interviewing legislation and interviewing best practice

Event number: 19296
3.5 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Jacqui Beall and Kerri Molden

Please note, the date of this event was listed as 23 Nov 2018, this has been rescheduled for 30 nov 2018. 

South Australia has recently introduced significant legislative changes that assist young children and other vulnerable witnesses who have been victims of serious criminal offences, including physical and sexual abuse. This presentation will provide an update of this legislation and an overview of current evidence based forensic interviewing practices.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will have:

  • An understanding of the current legislation in relation to vulnerable victims of crime and the legal system.
  • An understanding of forensic interviewing processes for young children in South Australia.
  • An understanding of what to do when a child or other vulnerable victim discloses abuse during the course of therapy.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Jacqui Beall has worked in the area of family law and child protection for the past 20 years. Her interests are in evidenced based assessments and interventions for abused and at risk children. Jacqui is currently the Director of the Child Protection Service at Flinders Medical Centre.

Kerri Molden is a registered psychologist with clinical endorsement who has worked at the Child Protection Service, Flinders Medical Centre for over 20 years and has extensive experience in conducting forensic interviews with young children for SA Police. She has provided expert testimony in the Youth, Family and Criminal Court jurisdictions relating to contested child protection matters and is currently the Acting Chief Clinical Services Coordinator at the CPS, FMC.


Registrants may be seated from 1pm. The seminar starts at 1.30pm and ends promptly at 5pm. Please advise us if you cannot attend as we pay for the afternoon tea for those who do not cancel. Thanks !

Online registration


Education Development Centre
Milner Street Hindmarsh
Hindmarsh, SA 5007
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 30/11/2018
End date: 30/11/2018
Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm


CCLP member $50
CCLP student member $30
APS member: $70
APS student member: $40
Non APS member: $90


APS - College of Clinical Psychologists - SA
Contact Jonathon Hartstone