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 National Board of  Forensic Evaluators

Child Custody Evaluation Workshop (8 CEs)

  • 11 Apr 2022
  • 02 Oct 2050
  • Online On-Demand


  • Choose this option if you are a CFMHE who scheduled your oral examination within 90 days of passing your written examination and are therefore eligible for a 25% discounted rate for the CCCE credential.
  • Select this option if you are a board member or committee chair volunteering for NBFE.



Child custody evaluation is a challenging, rewarding, interesting, lucrative, and impactful specialization with the forensic mental health evaluation field.  Evaluators must not only be knowledgeable of mental health, diagnosis, and evaluation, but must also be experts both in adult and child pathology, healthy childhood development, parenting, and family systems.  

This workshop is an "on demand" recording.  After viewing the workshop recording, attendees complete a webinar evaluation survey and forward it to NBFE for continuing education credit.  

The workshop was designed to aid licensed mental health professionals (i.e., clinical mental health counselors, clinical social workers, clinical and counseling psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners) in expanding their knowledge in the specialty area of child custody.  

For experienced evaluators, this workshop may serve as a helpful review, sharpen your skill set, enhance your CV, or provide you with an update.  

For evaluators who are new to this speciality, this workshop will help you expand your knowledge in child custody and is part of the certification process to become a Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential.  In addition to attending this workshop, evaluators interested in the CCCE credential must already be a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE),  complete a Child Custody Evaluators Certification Training Homestudy ($299) and pass the post-homestudy test.  If you are not a CFMHE but wish to obtain the CCCE credential, you may attend this workshop now but will need to obtain the CFMHE credential before you can be eligible for the CCCE credential.  

  1. Develop skills and techniques to evaluate parents involved in child custody matters.
  2. Develop an understanding of the dynamics involved in family custody conflicts.
  3. Become skilled at writing a “bullet proof” forensic child custody report.
  4. Develop an understanding of the importance of a contract and fee agreement.


  1. At the end of the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss child custody issues and conflicts that may arise
  2. Avoidance of disqualification and impeachment during testimony and disposition.
  3. Increase knowledge of child custody State Statutes.


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

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.


The cost for this workshop is $200.  

The full cost for the entire CCCE credential process, which includes both this workshop ($200) and the 5-hour homestudy and exam ($75), is $275.


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 workshop has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 hour of ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-591279 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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