National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators

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    • 09 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar (Zoom)
    • 95
    Register


    Online via Zoom

    Ethics Panel: Addressing Ethical Concerns Involving Other Professionals

    Thursday, June 9th

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    Description

    Want to learn more about scenarios in which different mental health professionals are working with the same client or family and find themselves stepping on each others’ toes?  During this 1-hour webinar, a panel of experts (forensic evaluators, a family law attorney, and association ethics committee members) will present scenarios based on real cases, identify potential ethical pitfalls, and discuss how ethical codes can be applied to reduce the probability of unethical conduct.

    Learning Objectives

    Objective 1 - Identify and describe ethical pitfalls that may arise when multiple mental health professionals are working with the same client or family.

    Objective 2 - Identify components of ethical codes that apply when multiple professionals are working with the same client or family.

    Objective 3 - Apply an ethical decision-making process for addressing and revolving ethical dilemmas when multiple professionals are working with the same client or family.


    About the Panelists


    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.

    Michael Holler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, a Certified Child Custody Evaluator, a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Family and County Mediator. He serves as Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) Ethics Committee.  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.



    M. Katrina Muse, Esq., Obtained a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law - 1989, being approved to Practice Law by the Florida Bar and accepted by the Supreme Court of Florida allowing for the practice of law in 1990. Admitted to the United State District of Florida in 1991. Served as Assistant State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, in and from Putnam and Flagler Counties, starting a private legal practice in 1992. To date, I have practiced Family Law, Domestic Violence Cases, and other related family law issues, including criminal cases arising therefrom.  

    Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Founder and President 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.

    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.

    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. Dr. Norm is a qualified and approved Parenting Coordinator as well as a former Florida Family Law Supreme Court Mediator.


    Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.  He is the Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association's Government Relations Committee, and he serves as the Liaison between the American Mental Health Counselors Association's Ethics Committee and Board of Directors.

    He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., 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, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.


    Cost

    • $15 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
    • $25 for non-members


    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 webinar has been approved for 1.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking #20-913877 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823

    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy



    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register



    Become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator(CFMHE)!

    In partnership with the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Friday, 06/10/22 online via Zoom, 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 (AMHCA).

        

    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.


    Join Our Elite Group of Certified Clinicians!


    Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.

     

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

    • The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation online via Zoom.
    • 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 email, phone, or webcam) 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.


    Get Certified at a Reduced Rate!

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $600 for all candidates who register for this event due to our partnership with AMHCA.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $300 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 $300 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:

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

    1. Participants will articulate an understanding of the certification and credentialing process for the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential.
    2. Participants will define "forensic mental health evaluation" and describe 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. Participants will summarize subject matter incorporated into 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. Participants will write a quality forensic evaluation report.
    5. Participants will describe tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony.
    6. Participants will 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 for at least one full year (associate, intern, and provisional license status will not meet this requirement unless the applicant is legally permitted to diagnose and treat mental disorders without being under the supervision of another licensed mental health professional), submit proof of malpractice insurance, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEs, 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 CE provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  



    About the Presenters


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

    Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Founder and President 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.  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.



    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

    Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., 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, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.  


    Continuing Education Information

     

    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 and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-903286 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  


     

    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. 


    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online, via (Zoom)
    • 99
    Register

         


    Become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE)!

    In partnership with the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Saturday, 9/24/22, online, enabling mental health professionals across the country to attend remotely.  NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by AMHCA.

        

    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 LCA, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals. Participants can attend online through Zoom's webinar platform. 


    Join Our Elite Group of Certified Clinicians!


    Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.

     

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

    ·         The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation provided as a pre-conference workshop for LCA's 2021 virtual conference.

    ·         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 email, phone, or webcam) 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 discounted fee of $600 for this workshop.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $300 to start learning about forensic mental health evaluation.  However, students and interns cannot obtain the full certification until they have been independently licensed for a full year, at which time they may pay the remaining $300 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 for at least one full year (associate, intern, and provisional license status will not meet this requirement unless the applicant is legally permitted to diagnose and treat mental disorders without being under the supervision of another licensed mental health professional), submit proof of malpractice insurance, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEs, 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 CE 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 Founder and President 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.

    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.

    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. Dr. Norm is a qualified and approved Parenting Coordinator as well as a former Florida Family Law Supreme Court Mediator.


    Dr. 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, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis. He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.

    He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, and he serves as Southern Regional Director and Ethics Committee Liaison for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Past-President and Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the Consulting Editor for AMHCA’s The Advocate Magazine.  

    He also works at Integrity Counseling, a group private practice, providing therapy, forensic and clinical evaluation, and clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders, and substance abuse treatment.  

    He was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, and Researcher of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2019.  An experienced writer, presenter, and trainer, he has been published in NAADAC’s Addiction Professional, Counselor Magazine, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Individual Psychology, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of AMHCA.  


    Continuing Education Information

    Continuing Education Information

      

    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 and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-910864 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  


     

    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. 


    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Benton Convention Center. 301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    Register


    Become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE)!

    In partnership with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Thursday, September 29th, 2022, live (in-person) and online via Zoom, 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 (AMHCA).

        

    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 LPCANC, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals.  Participants can attend in-person and online via Zoom.


    Join Our Elite Group of Certified Clinicians!


    Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.

     

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

    ·         The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation online via Zoom.

    ·         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 email, phone, or webcam) 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.


    Get Certified at a Reduced Rate!

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $600 for all candidates who register for this event due to our partnership with LPCANC.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $300 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 $300 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. Participants will articulate an understanding of the certification and credentialing process for the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential.
    3. Participants will define "forensic mental health evaluation" and describe 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.
    4. Participants will summarize subject matter incorporated into 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.
    5. Participants will write a quality forensic evaluation report.
    6. Participants will describe tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony. 
    7. Participants will 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 for at least one full year (associate, intern, and provisional license status will not meet this requirement unless the applicant is legally permitted to diagnose and treat mental disorders without being under the supervision of another licensed mental health professional), submit proof of malpractice insurance, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEs, 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 CE provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  



    About the Presenters


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

    Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Founder and President 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.  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.



    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

    Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., 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, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.  


    Continuing Education Information

     

    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 and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-902985 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  


     

    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. 


    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 02 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    Register



    Become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator(CFMHE)!

    In partnership with the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Thursday, 2/2/23  at FMHCA's annual conference in Lake Mary, FL or online via Zoom, 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 (AMHCA).

        

    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

    Join Our Elite Group of Certified Clinicians!


    Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.
     
    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:
    • The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation online via Zoom.
    • 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 email, phone, or webcam) 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.

    Get Certified at a Reduced Rate!
    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $600 for all candidates who register for this event due to our partnership with AMHCA.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $300 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 $300 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:
    Learn about the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator credential, and the certification process.
    1. Participants will articulate an understanding of the certification and credentialing process for the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential.
    1. Participants will define "forensic mental health evaluation" and describe 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.
    1. Participants will summarize subject matter incorporated into 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.
    1. Participants will write a quality forensic evaluation report.
    1. Participants will describe tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony.
    1. Participants will 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 for at least one full year (associate, intern, and provisional license status will not meet this requirement unless the applicant is legally permitted to diagnose and treat mental disorders without being under the supervision of another licensed mental health professional), submit proof of malpractice insurance, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEs, 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 CE provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  

    About the Presenters

    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CCCE
    Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Founder and President 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.  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.

    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA
    Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., 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, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.  

    Continuing Education Information

     

    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 and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-906062 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  


     

    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. 


    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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

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Past events

13 May 2022 Parenting in the Age of Digital Adversity
03 May 2022 2022 NBFE-LPCA GA Certification Workshop
30 Apr 2022 2022 NBFE-UMHCA Certification Workshop
29 Apr 2022 DSM-5-TR: What Mental Health Professionals Should Know About the New Edition
11 Mar 2022 2022 Cannabis Update, Part 2: Evaluation and Clinical Decision-Making
25 Feb 2022 2022 Cannabis Update, Part 1: Cannabis Basics, Adverse Effects, Medicinal Uses
03 Feb 2022 2022 NBFE-FMHCA Certification Workshop
28 Jan 2022 Evaluation of Competency: Tools & Process
17 Dec 2021 NBFE-IICS 2021 Virtual Certification Workshop
10 Dec 2021 Outsmarting the Liars: An Introduction to the Verbal Lie Detection Tool Cognitive Credibility Assessment
29 Oct 2021 NBFE-SFACC 2021 Virtual Certification Workshop
27 Oct 2021 The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health: What the Research Tells Us, and What to Do About It
08 Oct 2021 2021 Update: The Mental Health Professional's Role in Evaluating the Need for Emotional Support Animals
17 Sep 2021 Dr. Marc J. Ackerman Presents "Parental Alienation and Forensic Evaluation: Variables to Address and How to Address Them"
20 Aug 2021 Dr. Marc J. Ackerman Presents "Your Day in Court: Preparation and Challenges"
06 Aug 2021 Dr. Marc J. Ackerman Presents "Risk Management and Ethics in Forensic Mental Health"
09 Jul 2021 The Importance of Uniformity and Consistency of Forensic Evaluations: A Judge's Perspective
30 Jun 2021 Suicide Risk Assessment
30 Jun 2021 Actuarial Assessment of Violence Risk Assessment
25 Jun 2021 The Mental Health Professional's Role in Prevention and Mitigation of Police Violence and Burnout
11 Jun 2021 NBFE-AMHCA 2021 Virtual Certification Workshop
13 May 2021 The Satanic Panic: Understanding the Role of the Mental Health Professional
07 May 2021 Working With Families in the Florida Family Court System: Roles, Boundaries, and Limitations
23 Apr 2021 NBFE-LPCA 2021 Virtual Certification Workshop
21 Apr 2021 How to Communicate With a Serial Killer
05 Mar 2021 Alcohol Assessment and Treatment Profile
26 Feb 2021 NBFE-FMHCA 2021 Virtual Certification Workshop
18 Dec 2020 How Records Reviews Can Make or Break a Forensic Evaluation
30 Oct 2020 NBFE/WVLPCA Certification Workshop
16 Oct 2020 Ethics, Hearsay and Ex parte Issues when conducting a Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
25 Sep 2020 "Good" Reports vs. "Bad" Reports: A Judicial Perspective
21 Aug 2020 The Counselor’s COVID-19 Survival Guide: Safety Precautions, Best Practices, and Telehealth During a Pandemic
20 Aug 2020 NBFE/FMHCA Summer Certification Workshop
10 Jul 2020 Parental Alienation Syndrome How to Assess the Brainwashed Child for Court
29 May 2020 Bonding and Attachment: Theory and Application for Court
05 May 2020 NBFE/LPCA-GA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
28 Feb 2020 DSM-5 Resources for Differential Diagnosis
06 Feb 2020 NBFE/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
10 Jan 2020 Ethics Update: Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
06 Dec 2019 The Clinician's Guide to Conceptualizing and Assessing Personality Disorders
25 Oct 2019 Reviewing Social Investigations and Forensic Reports
04 Oct 2019 NBFE/WMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
23 Aug 2019 Introduction to Immigration Evaluations
16 Aug 2019 NBFE/MHCAPB Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
26 Jul 2019 Introduction to Comprehensive Psychosexual Evaluations
31 May 2019 NBFE/FMHCA/GCMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
17 May 2019 A Unified Partnership Between Attorney and Mental Health Counselor
05 Apr 2019 How to Write a Successful Clinical or Forensic Report
22 Mar 2019 Fun with Z-Codes: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosing Non-Disorders
01 Mar 2019 How to Conduct a Comprehensive Mental Status Examination
31 Jan 2019 NBFE/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
25 Jan 2019 How to Use Free Online Assessment Measures for Mental Health Evaluations
14 Jan 2019 Tips for Enhancing Your Forensic Mental Health Practice
26 Oct 2018 How to Conduct a Quality Substance Abuse Evaluation
19 Oct 2018 NBFE/ECMHCA/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training

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