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Casting the Net: Considerations for Evaluating and Testifying in Catfishing Cases 1 CE ACEP No. 6189 CE Broker Provider #50-15823 CE-Broker Tracking No. 20-1130350

  • 12 Jan 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Live Webinar via Zoom
  • 78


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January 12th, 2024

12PM - 1PM EST

Online via Zoom


"Catfishing" is a relatively new phenomenon.  As such, there are complex, and significant, psychological, ethical, and legal factors associated with evaluating both "Catfishing" perpetrators and victims. This webinar will provide in-depth information related to the conceptualization and evaluation of victims, but especially perpetrators, to assist mental health professionals to begin to navigate the "wild west" of digitalized manipulation.
Learning Objectives
1. Participants will identify predictors of Catfish perpetrators and victims.
2. Participants will discuss implications regarding the evaluation and assessment of perpetrators and victims.

3. Participants will describe testifying and legal complications regarding Catfishing cases.


Eric J. Camden, PhD,


Dr. Camden's extensive clinical journey began by supporting adolescents at the local Community Services Board. With a Master's degree in hand, he dedicated years to serving adolescents at a state acute hospital and later specialized in counseling adolescent males with intellectual disabilities at a residential treatment center. Having supervised the clinical team,

Dr. Camden now thrives in a faculty position. His research spans burnout, attachment, online deception, and advocacy for adolescents with autism and intellectual disabilities. An active member of professional counseling organizations, Dr. Camden has provided counseling to diverse clients, including catfish perpetrators, and conducted assessments for the Social Security Administration.

Derek Parker, PhD, LPC

Dr. Derek Parker, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, boasts a rich 15-year career as a master’s level clinician, Clinical Supervisor, and agency Director. Specializing in children, adolescents, families, and addiction, his dedication extends to the emerging age adult population, addiction, and clinical supervision.

Currently serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, Dr. Parker actively contributes to state, regional, and national conferences. His research focuses on sexual shame, emerging age adulthood, and clinical supervision. In leadership roles, he is the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (PACES), Communications Co-Chairman of the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (JPCA).


$10 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations please see Professional Partners for current listing)
$15 for Non-members

Continuing Education Information

ACEP No. 6189

Florida CE Broker Tracking No. 20-

CE Broker Provider No. 50-15823



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. 
NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

This workshop has been approved for 1 general hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-1130350 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).   

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