National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators

Events

    • 01 Jan 2016
    • 31 Dec 2019
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    Hoffman Organicity Test


    The purpose of the Hoffman Organicity Test (HOT) is as follows:
    1. To determine whether or not such brain damage does exist in the patient previously diagnosed as psychotic.
    2. To provide psychiatrists, psychologists, etc., with an easily administered and valid test assessment to differentiate between organics and non-organics.
    3. To provide a valid diagnostic procedure so that proper treatment can be facilitated for those found to be suffering from cerebral damage.

    You must provide "C" level eligibility to purchase this test. Upon providing your eligibility and payment, you will receive the HOT online. All materials will be sent to you via your email address.

    Fore more information, we recommend reading this article published in Counselor Magazine:

    A Test to Differentiate Between Organic Brain Disorder and Schizophrenia

    Part 1

    Part 2

    • 01 Jan 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM
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    BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF OFFENDERS WHO COMMIT VIOLENCE IN WORK AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS: PREDICTION AND INTERVENTION (Webinar On Demand)

    This three-day training is designed to enhance the knowledge, techniques and skills of those already certified as forensic mental health evaluators (CFMHE). This intensive three-day training was conducted by retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Gregory M. Vecchi, who was the Unit Chief of the legendary FBI Behavioral Science Unit and hostage/crisis negotiator.  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 80% or higher in order to receive CEU credit.  

    BECOME A CERTIFIED FORENSIC BEHAVIORAL ANALYST (CFBA)!

    Note: If you are a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) and want to obtain the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential, 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 CFBA credential.  If you are not a CFMHE but want to become a CFBA, you will need to obtain your CFMHE credential first.  

    Course Overview:

    This course will provide a general understanding of predicting and dealing with potential violence committed by offenders in work and school environments, with an emphasis on active shooters. The training will include an overview of workplace and schoolhouse violence in the United States, behavioral predictive analysis of potential active shooters, and intervention strategies and tactics.

    Goals and Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, attendees will gain specific knowledge in:

    1. Workplace violence in the U.S.

    2. Schoolhouse violence in the U.S.

    3. Behavioral aspects of active shooters

    4. Predicting and preventing active shootings

    5. How to map an interview for intervention

    6. Understanding the needs and conflict behavior of the interview subject

    7. The application of interactional manipulation

    8. Assessing instrumental and expressive behavior

    9. Developing rapport through specific active listening methodology

    10. Applying crisis intervention techniques in expressive situations

    11. Applying principled negotiation techniques in instrumental situations

    12. Understanding and obtaining information from persons with antisocial personality disorder

    13. Understanding and obtaining information from persons who are psychotic

    14. Understanding and obtaining information from persons with bipolar disorder

    15. Understanding, intervening, and obtaining information from persons who are suicidal or clinically depressed

    16. Understanding the various psychological, mental and emotional influences (causation, behavior and mindset) often associated with criminal groups

    Course Schedule

    DAY 1

    Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

    Course introduction
    Workplace Violence
    Schoolhouse Violence
    Group Exercise: Choose a case and identify behavioral characteristics of offender

    Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Group Presentation of case and behavioral characteristics of offender Emergency Management Cycle
    Principles of Crisis Management

    DAY 2 

    Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

    Grievance-based offenders
    Studies and research
    Active shooter myths
    Group Exercise: Identify pre-attack indicators/behaviors of offender

    Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Group Presentation of pre-attack indicators/behaviors of offender Pre-attack indicators
    Pre-attack behavior
    Threat assessment principles

    DAY 3 

    Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

    Profiling a potential attacker Intervention approaches

    Understanding conflict
    Instrumental vs. expressive behavior Active listening techniques
    Crisis intervention approaches

    Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Psychopathology
    Mood disorders and psychosis
    Antisocial personality disorder
    Communication strategies
    Group Exercise: Map out and present an intervention strategy and approach for offender
    Final Questions and discussion 

    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.

    Length: 24 hours (broken into 3 separate videos)

    COST: $500  

    Note: If you are a CFMHE and you wish to obtain the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential, there will be an additional written examination and certification fee of $250 to complete the certification process. 

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

    Continuing Education Information:


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop 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.

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Online (On Demand)
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    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 is an "on demand" recording of a webinar that was filmed 1/26/18.  After viewing the workshop recording, attendees complete a webinar evaluation survey and forward it to NBFE for continuing education credit.  

    The 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 5-hour homestudy and exam ($75), is $275.


    CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION:


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

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

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    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.

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 29 Mar 2031
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    NBFE Credentialing Manual – $25.00 (USD)

    Use this 140-page credentialing manual as a training resource to prepare for a career in forensic mental health evaluation as well as preparation for the written examination for the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential.   

    Please note that no continuing education hours are provided for reading this resource.

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 29 Mar 2031
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    Child Custody Evaluators Certification Training Homestudy – $75.00 (USD)

    5 Contact Hours 

    122 pages

    Attendees will also receive a complimentary 140-page forensic evaluation credentialing handbook.  

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a 140-question examination. This examination is part of the credentialing process for Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHE)s who are pursuing the Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential.  Upon completion of this course, the applicant may send an email to aaron@nbfe.net to schedule the final 8-hour live workshop. 



    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 5 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-268115 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 29 Mar 2031
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children & Adults

    2 Contact Hours 

    35 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children & Adults 

    ADHD as a diagnostic and descriptive category refers to children of near average, average, or above average intellectual capacity with certain learning and/or behavioral disabilities ranging from mild to severe, which are associated with deviations of function of the central nervous system.  These deviations may manifest themselves by various combinations of impairment in perception, conceptualization, language, memory, and control of attention, impulse or motor function.  This condition may arise from genetic variations, bio-chemical irregularities, perinatal brain insults, or other illness or injuries sustained during the years critical for the development and maturation of the central nervous system.

    There is a growing concern, in the adult population, of impairments in interpersonal relations, marriage, parenting, employment and daily life functioning. Many parents of children with ADHD, and adults who suspect they have the characteristics of ADHD, are recognizing this disorder and seeking help.

    It is the purpose of this course, to help enhance therapeutic skills, widen the scope of treatment modalities, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for those professionals who are clinically involved with children or adults with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder.

     



    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 2 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628105 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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    • 01 Apr 2018
    • 31 Mar 2031
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    A Clinical Approach to Treating Mood & Anxiety Disorders Homestudy

    5 Contact Hours 

    Cost $25.00

    55 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    A Clinical Approach to Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders

    Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders are. the most relevant disorders seen today by mental health professionals. Mood is a persistent emotional state (as differentiated from affect, which is the external display of feelings). The term anxiety refers to many states in which the sufferer experiences a sense of impending threat or doom that is not well defined or realistically based.

    Our professional staff at NBFE have developed, a. distant learning program designed to enhance the knowledge and treatment skills of the mental health professional.



    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 hour ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628123 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 01 Apr 2018
    • 31 Mar 2031
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    Domestic Violence Batterers/Victims Assessment Homestudy

    4 Contact Hours 

    Cost $20.00

    44 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    PROGRAM PURPOSE: The purpose of this 2.0 hour course is to provide information on the percentage of individual's in the professional's practice who are likely to be victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. This course will also provide screening procedures, resources for referral to appropriate agencies for both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

    1.         Define Domestic Violence

    2.         Be knowledgeable as to the percentage of victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in one's professional practice.

    3.         Have knowledge of screening for domestic violence

    4.         Identify referral services to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.




    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 4 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628121 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 12 Apr 2031
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    Child & Adolescent Development Specialist 
    (Behavioral Management)

    7 Contact Hours 

    Cost: $35.00

    152 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    Preface

    Bad Children Can Happen to Good Parents: A Survival Manual for Parents of Difficult Children offers hope for parents who have been forced to accept guilt for the antisocial behavior of their children. It is a manual that challenges not only classical and modern psychology, but also puts an end to the popular myth, “There are no bad children, only bad parents.” Readers will be introduced to the “Uncaring Child Syndrome” and “uncaring children.” These terms are used interchangeably to characterize children who lack bonding and generally are disconnected from their caretakers. Uncaring children lack a sense of guilt and remorse. They blame others for their problems, misconducts, and behaviors. They are skillful manipulators who demonstrate a fixed pattern of blatant hostility, selfishness, irresponsibility, and callousness. Many uncaring children are commonly diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other conduct maladies. Although these diagnoses define some of the behavioral traits of children, uncaring children also have some of the character traits of adult antisocial personality disorder. Therefore, diagnosing “uncaring children” requires specific data to diagnose this condition accurately. Finally, help is available. Dr. Norman E. Hoffman – a highly regarded psychotherapist, president of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, and a board-certified mental health counselor specializing in the needs of problem children – gives us relief in knowing that bad children can happen to good parents. Now, there is help and hope for those parents who are seeking to correct the maladaptive behavior of their children.

    V. G. Watt, Ph.D., LCSW




    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 7 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628099 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 12 Apr 2031
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    Child & Adolescent Development (Interpersonal Approach)

    5 Contact Hours 

    Cost $25.00

    60 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    Child & Adolescent Development Specialist

     This program contains the preliminary foundation for early childhood to later developmental processes.  It contains essential information on normal & abnormal development, the interpersonal approach to psychiatry/psychology, developmental stages, the clinical interview and assessment and the direct examination of the child and adolescent.



    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 5 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628085 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 14 Apr 2031
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    A Clinical Approach to Music Therapy 

    5 Contact Hours 

    Cost: $25.00

    57 pages 

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    A Clinical Approach To Music Therapy

    The following is taken from the inscription, dated October 1974, by Robert K. Alsofrom, Ph.D., clinical psychologist.  This work has been updated to reflect current clinical practices in music therapy:

    I consider the opportunity to inscribe this brief preface to Dr. Hoffman’s book as a distinct privilege. After observing therapeutic techniques come and go for twenty five year, I look upon works which claim to break new ground with a great deal of reservation. Most of them turn out to be rediscoveries of the wheel under a new name. In comparison, Dr. Hoffman does indeed present a new and genuinely effective therapeutic vehicle.

    This work is the logical result of original investigations in the field of Music Therapy. It should be regarded as basic – the first systematic approach based on innovative but experimentally sound investigation, as well as brilliant observation.

    Those of my colleagues who have struggled with varying degrees of discouragement, sometimes verging on despair, to establish some type of therapeutic communication with those who will not respond - the withdrawn, the autistic, the depressed – will share my deep appreciation for the technique delineated in this volume. I think any experienced therapist can almost literally reach back into his past and pick out a particularly recalcitrant non-responder and know that this technique would have worked with that case had it been available……………




    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for  5 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-627993 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823). 

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

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    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 14 Apr 2031
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    A Clinical Approach to Disabilities 

    4 Contact Hours

    Cost: $20.00 

    60 pages 

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    A Clinical Approach to Disabilities of Children & Adolescents

    Introduction

    Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined our well-intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate, and employ individuals with disabilities. By breaking down these barriers, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will enable society to benefit from the skills and talents of individuals with disabilities, will allow us all to gain from their increased purchasing power and ability to use it, and will lead to 'fuller, more productive lives for all Americans..

    The Americans with Disabilities Act Gives civil rights protections to all individuals with disabilities as they are to those on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. Fair, swift, and effective enforcement of this landmark civil rights legislation is a high priority of the Federal Government (1996, U.S. G.P.O, intro).




    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 4 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking #20-627991 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 14 Apr 2031
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    Diagnostic Assessment

    30 Contact Hours  (3 CEUs)

    Cost: $150.0 

    284 pages 

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    NOTE TO CLINICIANS

    Vampire Royalty: The Rebellion, was written as a fiction, horror novel.  However, because of the psychodynamic plot, and the manner in which the subjects interact and behave, the book and posttest were forwarded to the National Board for Clinical Counselors (NBCC) for approval as a homestudy program.  Subsequently, NBCC approved this program for 3 CEU’s (30 contact hours) towards state licensure.

     The material in this book may be looked at in two diverse ways.  The subject matter is based on a fictionalized theme with fictionalized characters.  However, the way this book should be considered, is for the clinician to view the subjects as they would if they scheduled a client for a mental health assessment. The clinician would interview the client to determine his current mental status, explore psychosocial information during the assessment, determine diagnoses, and develop a treatment plan.  It is with this in mind, that the readers must focus their attention to the intrapsychic dynamics, and interpersonal development of each character, and their psychological state of mind.  The material, theme and characters, therefore, become real and are the impetus for the clinicians assessment and diagnoses.



    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 30 hours of continuing education  with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-655308 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 01 Jan 2022
    • 5:30 PM
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    Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are increasingly popular, and mental health professionals are receiving requests from clients (and non-clients) for documentation that can be used to obtain ESA designation for pets, yet few professionals have been trained to assess the need for ESAs. Assessment of the need for ESAs requires knowledge of disability, the role of ESAs in symptom reduction and quality of life, the difference between ESAs and service animals, ethical considerations for recommendation of ESAs, contraindications for ESAs, and the law and ESAs. This program will aid clinicians in obtaining this knowledge and feeling prepared to address client requests for letters documenting the need for ESAs. 

    Attendees will be given access to a PDF handout version of PowerPoint slides for this program with hyperlinks to references, a checklist that can be used to facilitate assessment of the need for emotional support animals, and a sample letter documenting the need for accommodation of a passenger with an emotional support animal for air travel.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define emotional support animals (ESAs) and differentiate ESAs from service animals. 
    2. Describe the legal and ethical ramifications for recommending ESAs for clients.
    3. List several recommended practices for addressing requests for ESA eligibility letters. 
    Cost:

    $20 for the following attendees: 

    1. Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs) and those who have applied to become CFMHEs
    2. Members of any organization that partners 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.

    $30 for all other attendees.

    About the Presenter:


    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, 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 conducting clinical and forensic mental health evaluations and providing psychotherapy.  He serves 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 President-Elect and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education at the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and Southern Regional Director of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

    Continuing Education:

    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education (1 general hour and 1 hour of  ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-605309 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • 01 Jan 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Online
    • 113
    Register



    Medical marijuana is now broadly or partially legalized in 28 states, though it remains illegal under federal law.  Variation in state and local laws can create confusion for mental health professionals.  Additionally, the expansion of medical marijuana raises a large number of questions for mental health professional in both clinical and forensic settings, such as:

    1. What does the law say about medical marijuana in my state?
    2. What is the difference between medical delta-9-tetrahydracannabinol (THC) and medical cannabidiol (CBD)? 
    3. How do I know whether my client is using medical marijuana therapeutically vs. abusing it?
    4. What does the research say about what conditions medical marijuana might be helpful for, and which ones it can make worse?
    5. What are the risks, side effects, and potential drawbacks of medical marijuana?
    6. How do I know my client is overmedicated?
    7. If my client uses medical marijuana, can employers discriminate against him or her?
    8. What do I do if a client is referred to me for substance abuse treatment but is legally taking prescribed marijuana?

    This 2-hour webinar seeks to provide attendees with answers to some of these questions, and resources for others.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the difference between medical THC and CBD.
    2. Differentiate between the risk reduction perspective and total recovery perspective on marijuana use for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
    3. Identify what disorders might be treated by medical marijuana.
    4. Familiarize yourself with the positions of major healthcare associations on medical marijuana.
    5. Learn about dosing recommendations and indications for medical marijuana.
    6. Identify adverse health effects, side effects, and risks associated with medical marijuana.
    7. Review a list of questions to answer about medical marijuana laws in your state.
    8. Explore strategies to differentiate between marijuana abuse and therapeutic use of medical marijuana.
    9. List several preventative strategies to implement when working with clients who use medical marijuana.  
    Cost:

    $20 for all of the following:

    1. Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs) and those who have applied to become CFMHEs
    2. Members of any organization that partners 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.

    $30 for all other registrants who are not CFMHEs, CFMHE applicants, nor members of partnering organizations.

    About the Presenter:



    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Master's-Level Addictions Professional, and Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator specializing in substance abuse and co-ccurring disorders, clinical and forensic evaluation, and clinical supervision.  He is a counselor educator at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, the Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, and the Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association's Education, Training Standards, & Continuing Education Committee.  He is recognized by the American Mental Health Counselors Association as a Diplomate & Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders.  He was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016.  An experienced presenter and trainer, he has also been published in the Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Addiction Professional, and the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services.  He is completing his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision at the University of South Florida.


    Continuing Education:

    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop 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 # 20-619291 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 05 Jul 2021
    • Online
    Register


    Many mental health professionals want to conduct quality forensic and clinical evaluations, but most were under-trained in graduate school and require additional training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests.  This "on demand workshop" is a 40-hour introductory course in which attendees view video-recorded lectures of a live cohort of clinicians who trained with Dr. Tom Black, an experienced forensic evaluator.  Attendees can interact with the presenters through email to ask questions, send homework assignments, and receive feedback to ensure that they understand the course material.  All attendees who are licensed mental health professionals and who complete all 40 hours of the training course also receive a letter from Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR), one of the nation's largest test distributors, attesting to Level C test qualification status.  Attendees may sign up for each phase individually, or they may sign up for the entire course (all four phases) to save $100.

    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.


    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 Presenters


    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.


    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis. He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification, and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences as well as a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at USF. He serves as Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and President-Elect and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He also works in a private practice specializing in both therapy and forensic and clinical evaluation, as well as providing clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has more than 15 years of experience in the counseling profession. He was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016 and has been published in Addiction ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and The Advocate.

    Phases (Each contains 3 recorded sessions)

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

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

    Phase 3: Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior Tests

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

    Notes and Disclaimers: The recorded lectures comprise approximately 30 of the 40 hours.  An additional 10 ours of independent test administration and interpretation practice is included in the 40-hour course.  Although completion of this workshop, in combination with a license to independently practice as a mental health professional, guarantees Level C testing qualification with PAR, it is ultimately the clinician's responsibility to ensure competency to administer and interpret any test or instrument.  For example, this workshop provides an overview and demonstration of IQ testing, but clinicians should purchase a starter kit for an IQ test and complete practice administrations with appropriate supervision prior to using IQ tests in clinical settings.


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    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 # 20-628296 (Phase 1), 20-628294 (Phase 2), 20-628298 (Phase 3), and 20-628300 (Phase 4) (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  Note: Phases 1, 2, and 3 include 9 general hours and 1 hour of ethics/professional boundaries, and Phase 4 includes 5 general hours, 4 domestic violence hours, and 1 hour of ethics/professional boundaries.

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 25 Aug 2025
    • Online (Gotowebinar.com)
    Register


    Terrorist attacks, mass shootings, school shootings and community violence have drastically increased, leading to a spike in PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and depression. The rapid increase in traumatic events create an opportunity for trained mental health professionals to join with media to provide recovery information to help the general public. This interactive session will equip you with what you need to do in partnering with media, (radio, television, print or Internet), in order to achieve a positive outcome. You will learn how to work with the media before, during and after a critical incident with a powerful communication model that has been successfully used to empower people with critical incident recovery information. An interactive workbook will be given to each participant to enhance this media training experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    Objective 1 1. Plan out a community mental health response to rapidly respond when future traumatic incident occur 

    Objective 2 2. Match your most effective media communication style to the type of community trauma where you can make the greatest difference 

    Objective 3 3. Evaluate how partnering with media can rapidly stabilize mental health in your community after a mass shooting or critical incident

    About the Presenter:

    Dwight Bain is a trusted media expert in clinical practice since 1984. He has given over 1500 media interviews on trauma recovery after crisis events and is quoted in over 100 newspapers/websites including: Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Newsday, FoxBusiness.com & MSNBC.com. He has spoken to over 4000 groups, including the US Army, US Navy, Toyota, Disney, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, IRS, Florida Department of Education, American Heart Association, American Counseling Association, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the Global Congress on Terrorism after the 9/11 attacks.


    This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-596358 (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).


    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • The Island Beachfront Resort, 1500 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
    Register

            

    BECOME A CERTIFIED FORENSIC 

    MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATOR (CFMHE)!


    In partnership with the Emerald Coast Mental Health Counselors Association and 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 Friday, October 19th, at the beautiful  The Island Beachfront Resort in Fort Walton Beach, 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 ECMHCA and FMHCA, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals.  Participants can attend in-person at The Island Beachfront Resort in Fort Walton Beach, 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 the live workshop in Ft. Walton Beach, FL (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, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEUs, time spent conducting evaluations, writing reports, court testimony, etc.), pass the written examination (administered at the end of the workshop), submit a sample report, and pass the oral examination (done via webcam online) as depicted in the graphic below and on our website.  Most attendees already have the 40 hours experience (i.e., work-related experience or training experience) prior to attending the workshop, but many do not.  If an attendee does not already have 40 hours of forensic experience, he or she may apply 8 hours from by attending this workshop and then obtain the remaining hours through other means after the workshop by attending training events on forensic mental health-related topics with any approved CEU provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  




    Make a Vacation of It!

    The workshop will take place at a newly-renovated training room in the The Island Beachfront Resort.  Why not stay for a few days while you're here for the workshop and enjoy the beautiful, sugar-fine white sand and blue ocean water of Ft. Walton Beach.  We are currently negotiating for a reduced rate for conference attendees and will soon be announcing reservation instructions, so stay tuned.





    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.  Dr. Hoffman developed the Hoffman Organicity Test (HOT), which aids clinicians in differentiating between organic brain disorders, non-organic disorders, and psychotic disorders.


    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, President-Elect and Chair of Education at the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association.  He has been published in Addiction Professional, The Advocate, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services.


    Continuing Education Information


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 hour ethics/professional boundaries) 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.

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    Register


    Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common, affecting 10% of the population in the U.S.  One of the many characteristics of SUDs that makes them unique is that the nature of the addictive process is such that denial, minimization, and lack of insight are a natural component of the development of the disorder.  Accordingly, clients often deny, minimize, rationalize, and under-report, both intentionally and unintentionally, making clinical and forensic evaluations very challenging.  Additionally, there are many incentives for clients to avoid full disclosure, because the stakes are often so high (e.g., child custody evaluations, employment evaluations, etc.).

    In spite of these challenges, there are many strategies and techniques that evaluators can use to differentiate fact from fiction, arriving at a solid and defensible conclusion that the clinician can feel confident with.  This webinar was designed to provide you with those strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, and apply the criteria in a case scenario.
    2. Learn several questions that can be asked to determine if a client meets diagnostic criteria.
    3. Identify tests that identify subtle attributes of SUDs and have built-in validity scales to detect defensiveness, denial, and inconsistencies.
    4. Learn to use collateral sources for additional information, and identify what to look for when reviewing those sources to help determine diagnoses and treatment needs.
    5. Explore the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) treatment criteria, and learn how to apply the criteria to the data obtained from the biopsychosocial assessment to determine a client's specific treatment needs.

    About the Presenter


    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis. He is recognized by the American Mental Health Counselors Association as a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders.  He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification, and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences as well as a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at USF. He serves as Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and President-Elect and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He also works in a private practice specializing in both therapy and forensic and clinical evaluation, as well as providing clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has more than 15 years of experience in the counseling profession. He was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016 and has been published in Addiction ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and The Advocate Magazine.

    Continuing Education Information 


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 2 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-631181 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 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, 1/31/19, 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, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEUs, time spent conducting evaluations, writing reports, court testimony, etc.), pass the written examination (administered at the end of the workshop), submit a sample report, and pass the oral examination (done via webcam online) as depicted in the graphic below and on our website.  Most attendees already have the 40 hours experience (i.e., work-related experience or training experience) prior to attending the workshop, but many do not.  If an attendee does not already have 40 hours of forensic experience, he or she may apply 8 hours from by attending this workshop and then obtain the remaining hours through other means after the workshop by attending training events on forensic mental health-related topics with any approved CEU provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  


    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.  Dr. Hoffman developed the Hoffman Organicity Test (HOT), which aids clinicians in differentiating between organic brain disorders, non-organic disorders, and psychotic disorders.


    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, President-Elect and Chair of Education at the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association.  He has been published in Addiction Professional, The Advocate, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services.

    Continuing Education Information


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 hour ethics/professional boundaries) 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.

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

Past events

01 Aug 2018 NBFE/AMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
15 Jun 2018 What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know About Medical Marijuana: A Primer for Clinical and Forensic Evaluators
08 Jun 2018 NBFE/FMHCA/SRC Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
06 Apr 2018 The Psychology of School Shooters
22 Mar 2018 NBFE/UMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
02 Mar 2018 The Mental Health Professional's Role in Evaluating the Need for Emotional Support Animals: A Clinical-Forensic Perspective
01 Feb 2018 NBFE/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
26 Jan 2018 Child Custody Evaluation Certification Workshop
01 Dec 2017 Infantile Autism
18 Aug 2017 Testing for Forensic Populations: A Comprehensive Overview and Certification Program
21 Jul 2017 Business Strategies for Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
17 Jun 2017 NBFE/SMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training (Tampa, FL)
09 May 2017 NBFE/DBA Forensic Mental Health Evaluations Certification Training
07 Apr 2017 Mass Media Crisis Intervention: How Counselors Can Partner with Media to Stabilize People After Community Shootings
02 Feb 2017 NBFE Forensic Mental Health Evaluations Certification Training
02 Sep 2016 Fact vs. Expert Witness Training
13 Jun 2016 Forensic Criminal Interviewing and Analysis Training
01 Jan 2016 Diagnostic Screening Inventory for Children & Adolescents
01 Jan 2016 Annual Sponsorships
01 Jan 2016 Testing for Forensic Populations
01 Jan 2016 Child Custody Certification Training for CFMHE Only
01 Jan 2016 Advanced Child Custody Certification Training (Restricted to CFMHE Only)

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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Administrative Assistant: (727-318-7070
Executive Director: (727) 403-6208

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