Investigative Narrative Analysis: An Overview

7 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2016

Date Written: July 3, 2016


This article is a summary of investigative narrative analysis (INA), a newly formed forensic family psychotherapy for at-risk parents who are mandated or court ordered for counseling services. INA is based on the integration of accepted psychotherapy models and the integration of narrative concepts by the International Comparisons of Criminal Narrative Project (ICON). Four risk typologies were discussed that describe the compliance and risk of court ordered clients. The typologies also provide case decision information that may be useful for courts. INA also utilizes pilot research of the therapeutic risk and compliance indicator (TRACI) as a method of measuring psychotherapy progress. Additional studies continue to examine the use of INA and TRACI among offender and non-offender populations.

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Chandler, Donald, Investigative Narrative Analysis: An Overview (July 3, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

Donald Chandler (Contact Author)

CCA Behavioral Health, PLLC. ( email )

Dallas, TX 75243
United States

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