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.