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Nonverbal Communication & Detecting Deception

The course focuses on detecting hidden signs of emotions and recognizing signs of deception as well as truthfulness. Research reveals that most of us are quite poor at detecting deception but fortunately, there are methods that each person can learn to improve their deception detection accuracy. Participants will learn how to spot behaviors, gestures and expressions that occur without conscious awareness that reveal hidden emotions and even intentions. By honing in on these behavioral cues, interviewers and observers develop a keen sense for behavioral deviations and relevant areas that require further probing.

  • Debunking the myths of deception
  • Improving observational skills and emotional awareness
  • Learning to spot hidden signs of emotion through microexpression training
  • Developing practical skill based applications


  • "Your analytical interview techniques and instruction are an important part of our training and truly demonstrate the value of your curriculum. Some of the students remarked that it was the best interview training they have attended." - A.J. Carrol, Asst. Chief Golden Gate Division, California Highway Patrol
  • "Enhanced the field agent's ability to recognize areas we should pursue when assessing the validity of individuals and information." - NCIX
  • "I want to take opportunity to thank you and your staff for the training you recently provided to this Agency's Security Protective Officers and the attendees from law enforcement agencies in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Institute's interview/ interrogation methodologies, combines with academic research presented by Dr. Mark Frank, and incorporated practical exercises were universally well received by the class participants."- James Kirkman, Chief Protective Programs Group, CIA

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Courses Available

  • Analytic Interviewing
  • Rapport & Control
  • The Cognitive Interview
  • Forensic Questioning
  • PEACE Model
  • Language and Listening
  • Personality Disorders & Interviewing

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