Event Details

Encouraging Childrens Disclosures: Implications for Interviewing Children about Abuse

Thursday, October 21, 2010
An SBOS-Stauffer Colloquium

Dr. Tom Lyon

4:00-5:00 pm
A wine and cheese gathering will follow the talk.

This talk will relate experimental work done at the University of Southern California to debates over the most appropriate methods for interviewing children about suspected abuse. Thomas D. Lyon, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California. His research interests include child abuse and neglect, child witnesses, and domestic violence. Dr. Lyon’s main interests involves seek to identify means for increasing children’s willingness to disclose transgressions without increasing the likelihood of false allegations.   
Since 2002, the John Stauffer Charitable Trust has sponsored a series of informative talks on current research in applied psychology for SBOS students, faculty, and the general community.

Our colloquia are open to the public. Each one-hour talk is be followed by a Q&A session and wine and cheese gathering.

Many of the talks in this series have been archived online as streaming video, or as free episodes in Claremont Graduate University’s iTunes University store. Visit us at:

Contact: Paul Thomas
Contact Email: paul.thomas@cgu.edu

Location: Burkle 16
Location URL: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/1418.asp