National Board 

of Forensic 


Infantile Autism (4 CEs)

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


  • Select this option if you are a member of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (i.e., CFMHE, applicant, or candidate) or you are a member of an organization that partners with NBFE (see for full list)
  • Choose this option if you are an NBFE board member, staff, or committee chair, or an employee of Darsey Black & Associates.
  • Select this option if you not a member of NBFE nor any partnering organization


Description: This 4-hour webinar is presented in two parts: Part one will focus on delineating recent trends in describing the Autism Spectrum Disorder from early conceptual development of what Leo Kanner described as Infantile Autism. Part two will focus on a case study of treating Infantile Autism with music therapy, including actual video footage of a real case. This production was authorized by the biological parents of this 2-year-old child. They authorized this production to assist licensed professional counselors to help in the identification, diagnoses and specialized treatment of autism spectrum disorder. In addition to this 2-hour this introductory webinar, you will have the opportunity to observe 2-hours of genuinely effective therapeutic techniques pioneered by Norman E Hoffman, PhD. The demonstration you will see was the logical result of original investigations in the field of Music Therapy. In the words of clinical psychologist Dr. Robert K. Alsofrom, "After observing therapeutic techniques come and go for twenty- five year, I look upon works which claim to break new ground with a great deal of reservation. Most of them turn out to be rediscoveries of the wheel under a new name. In comparison, Dr. Hoffman does indeed present a new and genuinely effective therapeutic vehicle."


  1. Develop an understanding of their intrapsychic world
  2. Differentiate between Infantile Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorder
  3. Gain insight into unorthodox treatment modalities
  4. Increase knowledge of Infantile Autism


  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.


$40 for members (including CFMHEs, CFMHE applicants/candidates, and members of all organizations that officially partner with NBFE (see for full listing)

$60 for non-members


NBFE is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP is solely responsible for al aspects of the program (Provider # 6189).  Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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

For licensed professionals in Florida, this webinar has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking #20-724492 (CE Broker Provider # 50-15823).

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