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Please note that as of the summer of 2020, NBFE discontinued its newsletter, but we continue to post newsworthy items here on our news page.  To view the archived newsletters page, click here.

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  • 06 Oct 2020 11:39 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)



    The death of George Floyd in May 2020, as well as numerous other violent and tragic encounters with police caught on camera, have sparked increased awareness and interest in police violence, racial injustice, and the need for police reform.  In addition to implicit racial bias and systemic racism, police burnout has been cited as one contributor to police violence, and police burnout may be rising currently in relation to increased demands on police officers during periods of civil unrest, especially in larger metropolitan areas.  Three of NBFE's Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators co-authored an article published in the Spring 2020 issue of the American Mental Health Counselors Association's The Advocate Magazine on how clinical mental health counselors can play a role in addressing this issue.  Click here to read it!

  • 04 Jul 2020 6:46 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


    In the newly released Spring-Summer issue of The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), NBFE Southern Regional Director Ekom Essien and Executive Director Aaron Norton published articles providing mental health professionals with guidance, resources, and important practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here to access the COVID-19 section of the magazine.  

  • 05 Nov 2019 7:17 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


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    for clinical mental health counselors. An online version of the decision matrix can be accessed by clicking here.  In addition to this resource, NBFE has  for clinical mental health counselors. In addition to this resource, NBFE has provided an "on demand" webinar with additional information on this topic, which you can access here.

  • 03 May 2019 11:08 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


    NBFE's Executive Director, Aaron Norton, recently published an article in The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, detailing three reasons why clinical mental health counselors should consider specializing in forensic mental health evaluation.  This article is a great resource to share with colleagues who are interested in this area of specialization.  Click here to read it.  

  • 28 Apr 2019 11:03 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


    Joseph Considine, an attorney in Florida, recently shared an article with NBFE that he believes will be helpful for clinicians and evaluators in Florida in clarifying the Marchman Act, a law that is used to order mandated treatment for Floridians whose substance abuse poses a serious risk to self or others.  Read the article by clicking here.  

  • 14 Dec 2018 9:26 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)

    The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), has published an article penned by NBFE Executive Director Aaron Norton on how to address client requests for emotional support animal letters.  To read the full article, click here.

  • 04 Nov 2018 12:33 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


    Dr. Norman Hoffman, the Founder of NBFE, is truly a talented and remarkable clinician.  In addition to his forensic expertise, he is a skilled jazz musician.  In the 60s, he conducted breakthrough therapeutic work children with developmental and mental disorders.  Click here to read his article published in 1966 in Forum (Devereaux) on several music therapy case study.



  • 04 Nov 2018 12:27 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)

    NBFE President Dr. Norman Hoffman and Vice-President Dr. Valerie Watt co-wrote an article on interviewing individuals with psychopathic traits in Counselor Magazine.  Click here to read Part1, and click here to read Part 2.

  • 25 Sep 2018 10:33 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


    NBFE Executive Director Aaron Norton recently published research on the relationship between political ideologies of clinical mental health counselors and their preferred counseling theories in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, a peer-reviewed journal of the APA.  Read the article abstract here.

  • 11 Sep 2018 11:25 PM | Aaron Norton (Administrator)


    NBFE President and Founder Dr. Norman Hoffman and Vice-President Dr. Valerie Watt were published in the latest issue of Counselor Magazine: The Magazine for Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals for a feature on "Interviewing the Psychopath."  Read it by clicking here, and watch out for part 2 in next month's issue!
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