4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self-paced training program on Developmentally Sensitive Competence Interviewing Using the JACI is presented by Ivan Kruh, PhD.

State statutes increasingly recognize developmental immaturity as a basis for youth in juvenile court to be found incompetent. Only one focused competence assessment tool, the Juvenile Adjudicative Competency Interview (JACI) was developed specifically for the developmentally-sensitive assessment of competency. This training discusses the development of the JACI with focus upon the ways it considers the potential impact of cognitive and psychosocial immaturity upon a youth’s competence related abilities. The administration and interpretation of the JACI will also be explained (and practiced).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the development process behind the Juvenile Adjudicative Competency Interview (JACI)

  • Develop familiarity and comfort with the administration of the JACI in forensic practice

Presented By

Ivan Kruh, PhD

Dr. Ivan Kruh received his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentrated study of Forensic Psychology from the University of Alabama. For ten years, he was the Director of Juvenile Forensic Evaluations in Washington State and coordinated a post-doctoral fellowship in Juvenile Forensic Psychology at the University of Washington. In private practice, he conducts juvenile forensic evaluations and consults to state juvenile forensic evaluation systems. He is the Director of Juvenile Competency Services at National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners (NYSAP).
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • JACI Protocol

    • Clinical Application of the JACI

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Role Playing

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Role-Play Activity

  • 4

    Analyzing the Results

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Jon Doe - Clinical Data

    • Jon Doe - Competency Data and Opinions

    • Jon Doe - JACI Responses

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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