Forensic mental health evaluation is a meaningful, impactful, stimulating, and lucrative specialization within the broader mental health profession. Clinicians sometimes do well with learning how to produce quality forensic evaluation reports and to provide skilled expert testimony in court while struggling with the more practical aspects of building their forensic practice.
This unprecedented program will provide you with a plethora of tips for making your forensic mental health practice far more lucrative, so that you can continue to do the quality work that you love so much.
Objective 1 Learn methods of gaining more attorney referrals
Objective 2 Points on developing a more attractive resume
Objective 3 Become more cognizant of what attorney's are looking for
Objective 4 Develop a lucrative niche
About the Presenters
Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCCE
Dr. Norman E. Hoffman – a highly regarded psychotherapist, president of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. a nonprofit public charity, and a board-certified mental health counselor Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private 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. 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.
Michael Jeffrey, LPC, LMFT, CFMHE
Michael F Jeffrey was an army brat and traveled the US and ended up graduating high school in Paris, France. After college he became a VA Probation and Parole Officer for the next 31 years. While a PO he became fascinated with drugs and addiction and eventually wrote the syllabus used by probation and parole serviced for their basic drug and alcohol training and taught the class for 12 years. Realizing he also had a fascination for mental health he became an LPC a year before he retired in 1999.
Six months after retirement he was hired on this third passion Death Sentence Mitigation. He has worked 14 capital cases in federal and state courts since 1999. He is a Licensed Family and Family Therapist and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his certification as a Forensic Mental Health Evaluator two years ago. He is qualified as an expert witness in both drug/alcohol assessment ad treatment and mental health diagnosis and treatment in 8 circuit courts in VA and in two federal courts. He is also president of the Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors.
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 workshop has been approved for 2 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-634783 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
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