National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators


Testing for Forensic Populations: A Comprehensive Overview and Certification Program

  • 18 Aug 2017
  • 13 Jul 2018
  • 12 sessions
  • 18 Aug 2017, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • 15 Sep 2017, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 13 Oct 2017, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 10 Nov 2017, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 15 Dec 2017, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 12 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • 16 Feb 2018, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 16 Mar 2018, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 13 Apr 2018, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • 01 May 2018, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 15 Jun 2018, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
  • 13 Jul 2018, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Online (Gotowebinar)

Registration

  • Select this option if you wish to attend all four phases of the testing workshop.
  • Select this option if you wish to attend the full testing workshop (all 4 phases) AND you are a clinician employed by Darsey, Black, & Associates (DBA). Discount code is required.
  • Select this option if you wish only to attend Phase 1 (Overview of Forensic Mental Health Testing Instruments, Malingering, and Competency Evaluation). Please note that you will NOT obtain Level C test certification from PAR unless you attend ALL phases of the workshop.
  • Select this option if you wish only to attend Phase 2 (Tests for Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, and Custody Evaluations). Please note that you will NOT obtain Level C test certification from PAR unless you attend ALL phases of the workshop.
  • Select this option if you wish only to attend Phase 3 (Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior Tests). Please note that you will NOT obtain Level C test certification from PAR unless you attend ALL phases of the workshop.
  • Select this option if you wish only to attend Phase 4 (Risk Assessment, Anger, Psychopathy, and Sexual Violence). Please note that you will NOT obtain Level C test certification from PAR unless you attend ALL phases of the workshop.


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).


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