The NBFE Board of Directors would like to honor our most outstanding and generous members. Today, we want to recognize the contributions of Dr. Tommy Black. Dr. Black serves as the Chair of the Policies and Procedures Committee of NBFE and is a distinguished forensic evaluator with expertise in the following specialized forensic evaluation categories:
· Child Abuse and Neglect
· Child Custody/Parenting
· Competence to Stand Trial
· Criminal Responsibility
· Domestic Abuse/Violence
· Harassment and Discrimination
· Juvenile Justice
· Personal Injury
· Sexual Violence
· Substance Abuse/Addiction
· Suicidal Risk Assessment
· Violent Risk Assessment
· Workplace Violence
Dr. Black was first certified as a CFMHE in September 2005. Since then, he has been a contributor and a benefactor supporting NBFE with his testing acumen and his well of knowledge in the forensic arena. Dr. Black has conducted a plethora of “on demand” webinars, providing our webinar attendees with outstanding forensic mental health information as well as producing revenue to aid in NBFE’s continuing educational programs.
Recently, he and Dr. Aaron Norton, NBFE’s Executive Director, and Valentino, our Administrative Assistant, have teamed up to update Phase I of our “Testing for Forensic Populations” training, which has enhanced our revenue stream, allowing us to continue providing quality training and certification for mental health professionals specializing in forensic evaluation.
Additionally, Dr. Black has volunteered on numerous occasions for professional advocacy work, protecting the rights of all appropriately trained forensic mental health professionals to conduct forensic evaluations for the courts, administer and interpret psychological tests, and serve as expert witnesses in courts. For example, Dr. Black and NBFE’s Executive Director are testifying for a senate committee hearing on whether counselors should access to psychological testing in response to a psychological association’s efforts to prevent counselors from fair and equal access.
On the behalf of the NBFE Board of Directors, we thank you, Dr. Black!