Basic Interviewing for SWs

About the App

This mobile app was developed by the Academy for Professional Excellence's Public Child Welfare Training Academy as part of its Spectrum of Learning initiative.


The content in this mobile app compliments the California Social Work Education Center (CALSWEC)'s Common Core Social Worker Curriculum on Basic Interviewing.


The content included in this material refers to general basic interviewing guidelines and focuses on safety organized practice and trauma-informed practice. Please note that each interviewing situation is unique. Please consult with your Supervisor or agency policies and procedures with regard to interviewing techniques and practices.


Interviewing Guidelines: 2004, 2007, 2012 Adaptation Donna M. Pence

Ten Step Investigative Interview: Lyon, Thomas D., 2005