National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators


Events

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

    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
    • .

    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 the 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)




    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Internet (gotowebinar)


    COMPLIMENTARY NBFE WEBINAR


    Do you have questions about business strategies for forensic mental health evaluation practice?  NBFE has developed an advanced interactive course on how to become a successful forensic evaluator. This course will enhance your strategies to develop a successful forensic mental health business.  The webinar will feature a brief overview of business strategies for forensic practice, following by a question and answer forum with three forensic mental health experts. 

    This webinar is FREE to all Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs), CFMHE applicants/candidates, and all members of organizations that partner with NBFE, such as the 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.


    This webinar has been approved for 2 general education hours (CEUs) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-603556 (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).

    About the Panelists

    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE has a successful forensic mental health 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 and adolescents. 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 Founder/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. If parents had been aware of what Hoffman describes as “Uncaring Children” there may have been a greater alert to the “red flags” that accompany the tragedies of Columbine and other violent outbursts we have witnessed by children in recent years. Dr. Norm is a qualified and approved Parenting Coordinator as well as a former Florida Family Law Supreme Court Mediator.



    Michael Holler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, a Certified Child Custody Evaluator, a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Family and County Mediator. Michael has a private practice in Tavernier in the Florida Keys. Michael has been working with individuals, families, couples and organizations for over 25 years. Michael is also a Neurofeedback provider. Michael has worked in inpatient psychiatric, community mental health and private practice settings; Michael has worked as an adjunct professor in psychology at Florida Keys Community College. Michael was President of the Upper Keys Interagency Council in 1997. Michael was the first Intensive Onsite Services Counselor in the State of Florida. Michael is the Past President and Ethics Committee Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. Michael has developed a 12-hour High Conflict Resolution Parent Education Course, which was approved by the Chief Judge of Monroe County, Florida. Michael conducted his own research and evaluation on the Direct/Inferential Model of Communication in both his senior project (bachelor’s level) and his Masters Thesis. For his Senior Project on this subject Michael was awarded Second Prize in the Undergraduate Research Competition of the Missouri Psychological Association. In cooperation with the Deputy Clerk of Monroe County Court, Michael developed a Social Investigation Program for the Monroe County Court. Michael is a former musician (Guitarist & Singer) and continues to perform as a hobby. Michael also was a former Master Scuba Instructor, and was the author of an article published in the Fourth Quarter 1994 issue of the Undersea Journal of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), entitled: The Psychological Aspects of Rescue Management.



    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.


    About the Moderator


    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Master’s-Level Addictions Professional, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator working in private practice at Integrity Counseling, Inc. in Largo, FL, where he specializes in mental health and substance abuse evaluations and integrative therapy for anxiety, depressive, and addictive disorders.  He provides professional consultation and training, and as a Qualified Supervisor he offers clinical supervision for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns.  He is the Past President and Chair of Public Relations of the Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association’s Education Committee, Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, and an Adjunct Instructor in the Dept. of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.  He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision with a cognate in Cognitive Health from the University of South Florida.  He has been recognized by the American Mental Health Counselors Association as Mental Health Counselor of the Year and by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association as Counselor Educator of the Year in 2016.

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


    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 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:  in person at NBFE Headquarters in Ormond Beach, FL  8/18/17, 10 am - 3 pm (5 hours)

    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-minute webinar 11/10/17, 12 pm - 1:30 pm

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

    Session 6: in person at NBFE Headquarters in Ormond Beach, FL 1/12/18, 10 am - 3 pm (5 hours)

    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: in person at NBFE Headquarters in Ormond Beach, FL 4/13/18, 10 am - 3 pm (5 hours)

    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: in person at NBFE Headquarters in Ormond Beach, FL 7/13/18, 10 am - 3 pm (5 hours)


    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).


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


    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).



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