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National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc.

The National Board of Forensic Evaluators has two primary missions. The first one being to promote and serve the continuing education needs of mental health professionals. This is accomplished by educational seminars, workshops, publications, via a highly specialized team of trained forensic mental health professionals.  NBFE trains and certifies eligible licensed professional counselors to be certified forensic mental health evaluaators by a rigorous process involving training, mentoring and a written and oral examination protocol.

The second is to serve families by providing specialized assessments, educational materials and treatment plans. This is accomplished through a professional team approach used to assess and diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, autism, disruptive behaviors, oppositional defiant disorders, and various other problematic child behavioral issues.      


Testing for Forensic Populations :
A Comprehensive Overview of Certification Program.

Description: NBFE 12 month course
DATE: MAY 22, 2015
TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PRESENTER: Dr. Tommy Black, LPC, CFMHE, CCCE

 

Testing for Forensic Populations

A Comprehensive Overview and Certification Program

Offered by

National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc.

GO TO THE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS!


NBFE ANNOUNCES!
FACT WITNESS TRAINING

It is obvious that sometime during your  lifetime you will become involved either in court, being deposed or as a witness for your patient.

NBFE has created a series of sessions, via the Webinar, for teaching Students, Interns and Mental Health Professionals how-to behave in court.  We have created a series of six-lectures and live sessions to enhance the skills and knowledge while teaching how to write "bullet-Proofed reports and function successfully in the court-room. 

NBFE has developed the tools necessary to be comfortable, while remaining professional as a FACT witness for your patients. 

 FACT WITNESS VERSUS EXPERT WITNESS

 

Before a clinician becomes involved in court, it is essential to identify what role the clinician will fulfill. When the clinician is qualified as an expert witness, the clinician may render opinion about the case, be subject to hearsay, exceptions, and address the ultimate issue. Generally, individuals performing forensic mental health evaluations will be considered expert witnesses. However, a therapist in a clinical case is generally considered a Fact witness who can only report on the facts of the therapy without rendering opinions, being subject to the hearsay exception, or addressing the ultimate issue. Only the judge or jury can decide the weight and creditiblity of the expert testimony.

 

It is clear that licensed professional counselors should understand their role in their clinical process. Although they can become involved in many different ways, licensed professional Counselor's (LPC's) must always function in the best interest of children.

 

LAY WITNESS: The LAY or non-expert witness is generally restricted to testify about facts (what he or she has directly experienced or observed). The LAY WITNESS is an ordinary person who testifies based upon their personal knowledge and life experiences. Only the expert witness can offer opinions or conclusion as to whether the individual was mentally ill at the time.

YOU WILL BE CALLED UPON TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE COURT EXPERIENCE DURING THE LIFETIME OF YOUR CAREER.

Why not be professionally prepared!

 

Upon completions of the eleven hour course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completing Forensic Mental Health Training & Preparing for Court plus 11 Contact Hours or (.11 CEU's).

 

NBCC Approved

NBFE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible
for all aspects of the program.” 

 

FOR DETAILS, CONTACT: forensic@nbfe.net to inquire

 

 

 



NBFE OFFERS DISCOUNTS AND FREE CEUs TO ELIGIBLE MEMBERS

If you hold a current professional membership in any of the following associations, you will be eligible to receive a 15% discount towards the NBFE credential and homestudy programs. FREE 2 contact hour programs offered to all CFMHE and all of our Professional Partners.  Offerings are posted during the year and only available to NBFE's Professional Partners.



  • NBFE Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHE)
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
  • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-Georgia)
  • Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA)
  • Washington Mental Health Counselors Association WMHCA)

 

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