National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators

Events

    • 11 Aug 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    This training is restricted and only eligible to CFMHE & NBFE Candidates who have submitted their Oral Samples

    FORENSIC CRIMINAL INTERVIEWING AND ANALYSIS TRAINING

    This intensive three-day training is designed to enhance the knowledge, techniques and skills of those already certified as forensic mental health evaluators (CFMHE). It was conducted by a preeminent and nationally known retired FBI supervisory special agent who worked in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI. Attendees will learn hostage negotiation techniques, interview mapping, interviewee needs assessment, rapport building, crisis intervention strategies, tools for enhancing assessment with individuals with serious mental illness, risk assessment, strategies for court testimony, and more.  

    The "on demand" webinar entails viewing video footage of the live webinar event that was originally conducted in June 2016.  After completing the webinar, attendees must pass a 10 question post-test with a score of 70% or higher in order to receive CEU credit.  The post-test also serves as a practice test for the 100-question multiple choice exam that must be passed with a score of 75% or higher in order to be awarded the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential.  The CFBA credential cannot be awarded unless the attendee is already a CFMHE.

    About the Presenter


    Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., retired from the FBI in February 2014 after 29 years of combined service in the military and as a federal agent. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. Dr. Vecchi was formerly the Chief of the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit and an FBI crisis and hostage negotiator.

    Dr. Vecchi conducts behavior-based research, training, and consultation in business negotiation, hostage negotiation, crisis intervention, interview and interrogation, deception detection, conflict resolution, behavioral analysis, case analysis and investigations, threat and risk assessment, personal protection, and crisis management. Dr. Vecchi is published in many of these areas and he travels around the world to deliver consultation and training solutions.

    SYLLABUS WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST!

    Length: 24 hours (broken into 3 separate videos)

    COST: $1,030.00.  This fee includes the testing and certification fee, including exam prep materials, for the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential.

    CEUs: 24 CONTACT HOURS - (2.4 CEU'S)

    CONTACT: Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CFMHE, Chair, Training, Development & Implementation at: aaron@nbfe.net

    This webinar has been approved for 24 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-542309 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823). NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. 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 (Provider # 6189).

    • 01 Jan 2017
    • 31 Dec 2029
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    Home Studies

    NBFE offers the following homestudy courses:

    • A Clinical Approach to Disabilities of Children Adolescents – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEU's)


    • A Clinical Approach To Music Therapy – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEU's)


    • A Clinical Approach to Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEU's)


    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children & Adults – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEU's)


    • Batterers/Victims Assessment – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs)


    • Child Adolescent Development Specialist (Behavioral) – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEU's)


    • Child Adolescent Development Specialist (Interpersonal Approach) – $99.99 (USD)

      15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEU's)


    • Child Custody Evaluators Certification Training Homestudy – $299.00 (USD)

      30 Contact Hours (3.0 CEU's)

      Note: This course satisfies the pre-requisite training requirement for CFMHEs who are pursuing the Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential.  Upon completion of this course, the applicant may send an email to forensic@nbfe.net to schedule hte final 8-hour live workshop. 


    • Diagnostic Assessment – $299.99 (USD)

      30 Contact Hours (3.0 CEU's)


    • Diagnostic Screening Inventory for Children & Adolescents (DSICA v.3) – $105.00 (USD)

      10 licensed uses


    • Diagnostic Screening Inventory for Children & Adolescents (DSICA v.3) – $190.00 (USD)

      20 licensed uses


    • Domestic Violence Study – $9.99 (USD)

      2 Contact Hour (0.2 CEU)


    • NBFE Credentialing Manual – $55.00 (USD)




    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 13 Jul 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    Register


    Testing and assessment instruments have become the rule rather than the exception these days. Research and best practices have shown that objective testing is more accurate, accessible, and accepted in the courtroom as well as other forensic settings.  Unfortunately, many practitioners are woefully under educated and trained on these valuable tools. For this reason, we have decided to develop and offer a comprehensive certification program to aid CFMHE’s become more adept, confident, and practiced at utilizing these instruments. The goal is ensure these tools are used appropriately, consistently, and in a manner that affords the practitioner as well as the decider the best possible information in any forensic mental health setting.

    Fundamental to this course are explanations of theoretical concepts underlying testing and assessment. Content will include use of the scientific method as a basis for engaging in critical thinking and the evaluation of sources of information, a review of empirical studies in psychology to evaluate research findings and evaluate claims of reliability and validity, articulate controversial and ethical issues in psychological testing, use computer technology and appropriate software to complete assignments, and work effectively in small groups. In addition to discussion of theoretical concepts, Attendees will learn the history of psychological testing, learn how theories, principles and concepts are used in psychometric assessment and are applied in educational, clinical and employment settings, compute and interpret basic psychometric statistics, and create, pilot, analyze, and provide both a written report (in APA-style) and an oral presentation of the test development project.

    Want to register late?  Video recordings of previous sessions can be provided to you to help you catch up to the current session.


    Participants who attend the full course of training will receive a certificate from Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR) attesting that the participant has met the standards for administering Class C tests.  

    About the Presenter


    Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Currently he serves as a member of the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. He also serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and on the Advisory Panel for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.  Dr. Black has extensive experience and training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, REBT, and DBT.  He works with a myriad of life issues but has particular expertise in Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship difficulties, and Adjustment Difficulties.  A veteran of the Gulf War (1990-1991) while serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Black has years of personal and professional experience in understanding and helping others cope with the specific trials of military services for active duty individuals and their families.

    Training Schedule

    Phase I: Overview of Forensic Mental Health Testing Instruments, Malingering, and Competency Evaluation

    Session 1:  5-hour webinar 8/18/17, 10 am - 3 pm

    Session 2: 90-minute webinar 9/15/17, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 3: 90-minute webinar 10/13/17, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Phase 2:  Tests for Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, and Custody Evaluations

    Session 4: 90-minutewebinar 11/10/17, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 5: 90-minute webinar 12/15/17, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 6: 5-hour webinar 1/12/18, 10 am - 3 pm

    Phase 3: Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior Tests

    Session 7: 90-minute webinar 2/16/18, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 8: 90-minute webinar 3/16/18, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 9: 5-hour webinar 4/13/18, 10 am - 3 pm

    Phase 4: Risk Assessment, Anger, Psychopathy, and Sexual Violence

    Session 10: 90-minute webinar 5/1/18, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 11: 90-minute webinar 6/15/18, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Session 12: 5-hour webinar 7/13/18, 10 am - 3 pm

    Note: An additional 8 hours of independent test administration and interpretation practice is included in the 40-hour course.


    This workshop has been approved for 40 hours of continuing education (32 general hours, 4 domestic violence hours, and 4 ethics hours) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-571217 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.  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 (Provider # 6189).  Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy


    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    Register


     COMPLIMENTARY NBFE WEBINAR 

    For members of all organizations that partner with NBFE (e.g., AMHCA, FMHCA, LPCA, SMHCA, UMHCA, WMHCA, Vegghi Group International, and Darsey, Black, & Associates)




    This brief Webinar will focus on delineating recent trends in describing the Autism Spectrum Disorder from early conceptual development of what Leo Kanner described as Infantile Autism.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Develop an understanding of their intrapsychic world
    2. Differentiate between Infantile Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorder
    3. Gain insight into unorthodox treatment modalities
    4. Increase knowledge of Infantile Autism


    COST:

    This is a complimentary webinar offered at no cost to: (1) Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs) as well as applicants and candidates who are pursuing certification; and (2) members of all professional organizations that partner with NBFE, including American Mental Health Counselors Association, Darsey, Black, & Associates, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, Utah Mental Health Counselors Association, Vecchi Group International, and Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.  However, attendees who wish to receive a certificate of attendance by email after the webinar and/or attendees licensed in Florida who wish to have their attendance reported in CE Broker are required to pay a nominal administrative fee of $5.


    CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION:


    NBFE is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP is solely responsible for al aspects of the program (Provider # 6189).  Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

    For licensed professionals in Florida, this webinar has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking #20-591275 (CE Broker Provider # 50-15823).


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE

    Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, both as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Hoffman began his work with the Devereux Foundation in 1963, specializing as a music therapist for children. In 1969, he then completed a one-year clinical internship at the Menninger Memorial Hospital in Kansas. That experience led to his first book, Hear the Music! A New Approach to Mental Health. His work in the field of organic brain damage led to The Hoffman Organicity Test. Dr. Hoffman is certified by the National Board for Clinical Counselors. He is the Clinical Director of Counseling & Psychotherapy Center in Ormond Beach, and the President of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. From the time of his work at the Hazleton/Nanticoke MH/MR Center in Pennsylvania, in 1976, Dr. Hoffman assisted in the development, training and of child custody evaluations between the mental health center and the Luzerne/Wyoming County Circuit Court. He is an expert witness in the field of forensic mental health evaluations, child custody disputes, and competency assessments throughout the United States.

    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    Register


    BECOME A CERTIFIED CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATOR!


    Child custody evaluation is a challenging, rewarding, interesting, lucrative, and impactful specialization with the forensic mental health evaluation field.  Evaluators must not only be knowledgeable of mental health, diagnosis, and evaluation, but must also be experts both in adult and child pathology, healthy childhood development, parenting, and family systems.  

    This workshop was designed to aid licensed mental health professionals (i.e., clinical mental health counselors, clinical social workers, clinical and counseling psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners) in expanding their knowledge in the specialty area of child custody.  

    For experienced evaluators, this workshop may serve as a helpful review, sharpen your skill set, enhance your CV, or provide you with an update.  

    For evaluators who are new to this speciality, this workshop will help you expand your knowledge in child custody and is part of the certification process to become a Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential.  In addition to attending this workshop, evaluators interested in the CCCE credential must already be a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE),  complete a 30-hour Child Custody Evaluators Certification Training Homestudy ($299) and pass the post-homestudy test.  If you are not a CFMHE but wish to obtain the CCCE credential, you may attend this workshop now but will need to obtain the CFMHE credential before you can be eligible for the CCCE credential.  


    WORKSHOP GOALS:
    1. Develop skills and techniques to evaluate parents involved in child custody matters.
    2. Develop an understanding of the dynamics involved in family custody conflicts.
    3. Become skilled at writing a “bullet proof” forensic child custody report.
    4. Develop an understanding of the importance of a contract and fee agreement.


    OBJECTIVES:

    1. At the end of the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss child custody issues and conflicts that may arise
    2. Avoidance of disqualification and impeachment during testimony and disposition.
    3. Increase knowledge of child custody State Statutes.


    COST OF WORKSHOP:

    The cost for this workshop is $200.  

    The full cost for the entire CCCE credential process, which includes both this workshop ($200) and the 30-hour homestudy and exam ($299), is $499.


    CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION:

    NBFE is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP is solely responsible for al aspects of the program (Provider # 6189).  Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

    For licensed professionals in Florida, this webinar has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (including 6 general hours, 1 hour of ethics/boundaries, and 1 hour of domestic violence) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking #20-591279 (CE Broker Provider # 50-15823).


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE

    Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, both as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Hoffman began his work with the Devereux Foundation in 1963, specializing as a music therapist for children. In 1969, he then completed a one-year clinical internship at the Menninger Memorial Hospital in Kansas. That experience led to his first book, Hear the Music! A New Approach to Mental Health. His work in the field of organic brain damage led to The Hoffman Organicity Test. Dr. Hoffman is certified by the National Board for Clinical Counselors. He is the Clinical Director of Counseling & Psychotherapy Center in Ormond Beach, and the President of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. From the time of his work at the Hazleton/Nanticoke MH/MR Center in Pennsylvania, in 1976, Dr. Hoffman assisted in the development, training and of child custody evaluations between the mental health center and the Luzerne/Wyoming County Circuit Court. He is an expert witness in the field of forensic mental health evaluations, child custody disputes, and competency assessments throughout the United States.

    • 01 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    Register


    BECOME A CERTIFIED FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATOR (CFMHE)!


    In partnership with the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Thursday, 2/1/18, at FMHCA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida or online, enabling mental health professionals across the country to attend remotely.  NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.


    Forensic mental health evaluation is an impactful and lucrative area of specialization for licensed mental health professionals, yet few counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists are exposed to this unique specialty in their graduate training.  Whether you plan on working full time in forensics or just wish to supplement your practice with an additional funding stream, this credential can help you establish yourself as a forensic expert.  If you already work in the forensic field, this credential can boost your resume, sharpen your evaluation skills, and enhance your reputation as an expert.

    In partnership with FMHCA, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals.  Participants can attend in-person at FMHCA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida, or they can participate online through Gotowebinar. 

     

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

    ·         The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation at FMHCA’s annual conference in Orlando (or online for participants who live in other states)

    ·         Free 24/7 access to several webinar recordings and study materials designed to help candidates prepare for the written and oral examinations for certification

    ·         One-on-one mentoring (via internet or phone) with an expert CFMHE who provides feedback on written evaluation reports

    ·         Written examination and oral examination fees

    ·         Complimentary participation in select NBFE webinars

    ·         Complimentary access to NBFE’s member portal, including use of our online forum for questions and answers about forensic mental health evaluation.

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $500 all candidates who register for this event.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $250 to start learning about forensic mental health evaluation.  However, students and interns cannot obtain the full certification until they have been licensed for a full year, at which time they may pay the remaining $250 balance and continue with the certification process, having enjoyed the benefits to free and reduced-cost forensic webinars in the interim.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    (1)     Learn about the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator credential, and the certification process

    (2)     Familiarize themselves with the definition of forensic mental health evaluations, differences between forensic and clinical evaluations, ethical considerations for forensic evaluation, types of forensic mental health evaluations, and qualifications for administering and interpreting psychological tests

    (3)     Review information that appears in the CFMHE written examination, including Parental Alienation Syndrome and child custody cases, assessment and testing principles, psychopathic traits, domestic violence, competency to stand trial, malingering, civil commitment, laws and standards of forensic mental health evaluation, assessment of violence and suicide potential, interviewing techniques, personal injury cases, juvenile assessment, substance abuse evaluation, sexual abuse, expert witness standards, and resources to learn more

    (4)    Learn how to write a “bullet-proof” forensic evaluation report

    (5)     Review tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony

    (6)   Identify tests that can be used for forensic applications.

    Note that attendance at this workshop is not the only step in the certification process.  Attendees must also complete an online application, submit three reference letters, submit proof of licensure and malpractice insurance status, pass the written examination (administered at the end of the workshop), submit two sample reports, and pass the oral examination (done via webcam online) as depicted in the graphic below and on our website.  Attendees can bring a laptop computer or tablet and take the written examination for certification on-site!


    About the Presenters

    Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and President and Founder of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE).  He is an experienced expert witness, forensic examiner, author, and jazz musician.


    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Certified Master’s Level Addictions Professional.  Awarded American Mental Health Counselors Association's Mental Health Counselor of the Year and Florida Mental Health Counselors Association's Counselor Educator of the Year in 2016,  he is an experienced private practitioner, also serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Professor at the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, and the Chair of Education at the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.  


    This webinar has been approved for 6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 ethics hour (8 hours total) of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-551881 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823). NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. 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 (Provider # 6189).



NBFE Training Cancellation/Refund Policy

When the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply:

• Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.

• Registrations cancelled less than 30 but more than 15 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.

• Registrations cancelled less than 15 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

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