National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators

About our NBFE Certified Homestudies:

The senior clinicians at NBFE researched and developed all program material. NBFE ensures the integrity of the programs and considered the level of the needs of the target audience in developing appropriate educational goals and learning objectives. The courses of study meet the high quality standards required for continuing education for Clinical Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors.

NBFE clinicians have provided face-to-face seminars workshops throughout the years. Although we will continue to provide such training, we have made it possible, through home study, to serve the continuing educational needs of the licensed working professionals. To this end, NBFE will maintain the faculty and resources necessary to assist its students in developing and enhancing their capabilities, skills, and effectiveness in their chosen professions. We will continue to research and draft programs to be academically sound, flexible in delivery, and designed and offered to meet the needs of full-time and part-time students and clinicians from the regional, national, and international communities.

NBFE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #: 6189

Homestudy Programs

All homestudy programs are sent via email using PDF files and/or web-based surveys.  The only exception involves the Diagnostic Assessment homestudy, in which a book will be mailed to the participant.

Certificates that are suitable for framing will be sent free via e-mail.

Note: Homestudies are nonrefundable.

To learn more and register for a homestudy program, click on the title name below.

 Title:

Child & Adolescent Development  (Interpersonal Approach)

CEUs:5 Contact Hours
Cost:$25.00
Description:   This program contains the preliminary foundation for early childhood to later developmental processes.  It contains essential information on normal & abnormal development, the interpersonal approach to psychiatry/psychology, developmental stages, the clinical interview and assessment and the direct examination of the child and adolescent.

Other Resources

 TitleNBFE Credentialing Manual
Cost: $55.00
Description:


This manual will provide the veteran forensic mental health evaluator and candidate seeking the NBFE credential, essential forensic mental health clinical material.  This manual will cover a plethora of subjects including: domestic violence, chemical dependency, competency to stand trial, personal injury, malingering, juvenile justice, psychopathology, sexual offenders, involuntary commitment, expert testimony, the written report, landmark cases, written and oral study guides for the credentialing process, and forensic mental health evaluation samples.


Upcoming events

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 29 Mar 2031
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    Child Custody Evaluators Certification Training Homestudy 

    7 Contact Hours 

    Cost: $75 (members) or $86.25

    122 pages

    Leaning Objectives

    1. Identify the aspects of writing a highly qualified child custody evaluation. 
    2. Describe the process involved in expert testimony. 
    3. Demonstrate specific knowledge of clinical terminology associated with the legal system.
    4. Describe specific use of the vocabulary associated in the legal forum.
    5. Identify major leading forensic specialist in the field of forensic psychology.
    6. Describe a variety of writing samples useful for writing a successful child custody evaluation.
    7. Demonstrate knowledge of common shared parenting requirements.

    Attendees will also receive a complimentary 140-page forensic evaluation credentialing handbook.  

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to pass a 140-question examination. This examination is part of the credentialing process for Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHE)s who are pursuing the Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential.  Upon completion of this course, the applicant may send an email to aaron@nbfe.net to schedule the final 8-hour live workshop. 



    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. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 7 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-908731 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

    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.

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 29 Mar 2031
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children & Adults

    2 Contact Hours 

    35 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children & Adults 

    ADHD as a diagnostic and descriptive category refers to children of near average, average, or above average intellectual capacity with certain learning and/or behavioral disabilities ranging from mild to severe, which are associated with deviations of function of the central nervous system.  These deviations may manifest themselves by various combinations of impairment in perception, conceptualization, language, memory, and control of attention, impulse or motor function.  This condition may arise from genetic variations, bio-chemical irregularities, perinatal brain insults, or other illness or injuries sustained during the years critical for the development and maturation of the central nervous system.

    There is a growing concern, in the adult population, of impairments in interpersonal relations, marriage, parenting, employment and daily life functioning. Many parents of children with ADHD, and adults who suspect they have the characteristics of ADHD, are recognizing this disorder and seeking help.

    It is the purpose of this course, to help enhance therapeutic skills, widen the scope of treatment modalities, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for those professionals who are clinically involved with children or adults with Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder.

     



    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. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 2 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628105 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 01 Apr 2018
    • 31 Mar 2031
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     Domestic Violence Batterers/Victims Assessment Homestudy

    4 Contact Hours 

    Cost $20 (members) or $23 (non-members)

    44 pages

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    PROGRAM PURPOSE: The purpose of this 2.0 hour course is to provide information on the percentage of individual's in the professional's practice who are likely to be victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. This course will also provide screening procedures, resources for referral to appropriate agencies for both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

    1.         Define Domestic Violence

    2.         Be knowledgeable as to the percentage of victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in one's professional practice.

    3.         Have knowledge of screening for domestic violence

    4.         Identify referral services to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.




    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. 

    Enter this statement: This workshop has been approved for 4 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628121 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 12 Apr 2031
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    This course contains advanced training in assessment, diagnostics and treating child, adolescent and adult psychopathology. The content of this training includes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, early soft signs, how to use anxiety to treat disruptive behavior, the psychopath, profiles of the Uncaring Child Syndrome, chemical dependence, dominance and the treatment process.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    1. To enable mental health professionals assess and differentially diagnose children & adolescent pathology.

    2. To differentiate normal child & adolescent development from pathological development.

    3. To provide mental health professionals the skills to effectively treat maladaptive behavior of children & adolescents.

    4. To enhance skills in identifying and recognizing early pathological signs of early development.


      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.

    8.5 NBCC, CEs 

    5.5 APA, CEs 

    Cost: $84.00 (members) or $99.00 (non-members)

    152 pages (home study book) plus 1.5 hour video

    The material includes a copy of Bad Children Can Happen to Good Parents., Additionally, you will receive a 1.5 hour video of a seminar on Uncaring Children.  you will need to pass a brief post test. 

    Preface

    Bad Children Can Happen to Good Parents: A Survival Manual for Parents of Difficult Children offers hope for parents who have been forced to accept guilt for the antisocial behavior of their children. It is a manual that challenges not only classical and modern psychology, but also puts an end to the popular myth, “There are no bad children, only bad parents.” Readers will be introduced to the “Uncaring Child Syndrome” and “uncaring children.” These terms are used interchangeably to characterize children who lack bonding and generally are disconnected from their caretakers. Uncaring children lack a sense of guilt and remorse. They blame others for their problems, misconducts, and behaviors. They are skillful manipulators who demonstrate a fixed pattern of blatant hostility, selfishness, irresponsibility, and callousness.

    Many uncaring children are commonly diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other conduct maladies. Although these diagnoses define some of the behavioral traits of children, uncaring children also have some of the character traits of adult antisocial personality disorder. Therefore, diagnosing “uncaring children” requires specific data to diagnose this condition accurately. Finally, help is available. Dr. Norman E. Hoffman – a highly regarded psychotherapist, president of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, and a board-certified mental health counselor specializing in the needs of problem children – gives us relief in knowing that bad children can happen to good parents. Now, there is help and hope for those parents who are seeking to correct the maladaptive behavior of their children.

    V. G. Watt, Ph.D., LCSW


     

    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.

    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. This homestudy is approved for 8.5 contact hours (8.5 CEs) for registrants seeking NBCC CEs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    8.5 hours (NBCC); 5.5 hours (APA) 

    This workshop has been approved for 8.5 CEs with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-894662 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 14 Apr 2031
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    Diagnostic Assessment

    30 Contact Hours  (30 CEUs)

    Cost: $150.0 (members) or $172.50 (non-members)

    284 pages 

    After reading the homestudy material, you will need to past a brief post test. 

    NOTE TO CLINICIANS

    Vampire Royalty: The Rebellion, was written as a fiction, horror novel.  However, because of the psychodynamic plot, and the manner in which the subjects interact and behave, the book and posttest were forwarded to the National Board for Clinical Counselors (NBCC) for approval as a homestudy program.  Subsequently, NBCC approved this program for 3 CEU’s (30 contact hours) towards state licensure.

     The material in this book may be looked at in two diverse ways.  The subject matter is based on a fictionalized theme with fictionalized characters.  However, the way this book should be considered, is for the clinician to view the subjects as they would if they scheduled a client for a mental health assessment. The clinician would interview the client to determine his current mental status, explore psychosocial information during the assessment, determine diagnoses, and develop a treatment plan.  It is with this in mind, that the readers must focus their attention to the intrapsychic dynamics, and interpersonal development of each character, and their psychological state of mind.  The material, theme and characters, therefore, become real and are the impetus for the clinicians assessment and diagnoses.



    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 30 hours of continuing education  with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-655308 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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