National Board 

of Forensic 


Conducting Forensic Evaluations Outside of the Traditional Office Setting: Considerations for In-Home Services and Telehealth

  • 17 Jul 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online (Zoom)


  • Select this option if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education and you are a member of NBFE (i.e., CFMHE or CFMHE Applicant or Candidate) or of a partnering organization (see for full listing)
  • Select this option if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education and you are not a member of NBFE or a partnering organization (see for full listing)
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Need to provide in-home or telehealth evaluations? 

Forensic evaluations are sometimes conducted in none-traditional environments, such as jails. Some states require evaluators to visit the homes of parents when conducting parenting evaluations for child custody cases. Due to the current pandemic, some evaluators who typically meet with clients in-person are looking for ways to conduct evaluations via-webcam. Scenarios such as these present evaluators with unique challenges and considerations. This 1-hour webinar is a discussion of ethical, legal, and procedural concerns about conducting forensic evaluations in the homes of clients and via telehealth.

Learning Objectives

  1. To better understand ethical considerations of testing, and interviewing outside of traditional office setting.
  2. Explore the benefits and risks of conducting forensic evaluations outside of traditional settings.
  3. Help providers become more confident in conducting evaluations outside of the traditional settings.


This event is free for all NBFE members (Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators and applicants and candidates pursuing the CFMHE credential) as well as all members of organizations that partner with NBFE (see Professional Partners page for a complete list).  If, however, an attendee wants a continuing education certificate via email, then an administrative fee of $15 (members of NBFE and partnering organizations) or $20 (non-members) will be assessed. 

About the Presenter

Ekom Essien, LPC, NCC, CFMHE, CCCE

is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia. He serves as the southern regional director for NBFE and is an adjunct instructor at Brenau University in the clinical mental health counseling program under the department of psychology. Ekom owns an operates his private practice Verity Counseling & Forensic Evaluations in Fayetteville Georgia where he works with clients and their families.

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 webinar has been approved for 1.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-702041 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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