National Board 

of Forensic 


Live Training Events

    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar (Zoom)


    Become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator(CFMHE)!

    In partnership with the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Friday, 2/26/21, online via Zoom, enabling mental health professionals across the country to attend remotely.  NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).


    Forensic mental health evaluation is an impactful and lucrative area of specialization for licensed mental health professionals, yet few counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists are exposed to this unique specialty in their graduate training.  Whether you plan on working full time in forensics or just wish to supplement your practice with an additional funding stream, this credential can help you establish yourself as a forensic expert.  If you already work in the forensic field, this credential can boost your resume, sharpen your evaluation skills, and enhance your reputation as an expert.

    In partnership with FMHCA, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals.  Participants can online through Zoom's webinar platform. 

    Join Our Elite Group of Certified Clinicians!

    Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.


    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

    ·         The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation at NBFE's headquarters in Ormond Beach, FL (or online for participants who live in other states)

    ·         Free 24/7 access to several webinar recordings and study materials designed to help candidates prepare for the written and oral examinations for certification

    ·         One-on-one mentoring (via email, phone, or webcam) with an expert CFMHE who provides feedback on written evaluation reports

    ·         Written examination and oral examination fees

    ·         Complimentary participation in select NBFE webinars

    ·         Complimentary access to NBFE’s member portal, including use of our online forum for questions and answers about forensic mental health evaluation.

    Get Certified at a Reduced Rate!

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $500 for all candidates who register for this event due to our partnership with FMHCA.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $250 to start learning about forensic mental health evaluation.  However, students and interns cannot obtain the full certification until they have been licensed for a full year, at which time they may pay the remaining $250 balance and continue with the certification process, having enjoyed the benefits to free and reduced-cost forensic webinars in the interim.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    1. Learn about the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator credential, and the certification process
    2. Familiarize themselves with the definition of forensic mental health evaluations, differences between forensic and clinical evaluations, ethical considerations for forensic evaluation, types of forensic mental health evaluations, and qualifications for administering and interpreting psychological tests
    3. Review information that appears in the CFMHE written examination, including Parental Alienation Syndrome and child custody cases, assessment and testing principles, psychopathic traits, domestic violence, competency to stand trial, malingering, civil commitment, laws and standards of forensic mental health evaluation, assessment of violence and suicide potential, interviewing techniques, personal injury cases, juvenile assessment, substance abuse evaluation, sexual abuse, expert witness standards, and resources to learn more
    4. Learn how to write a “bullet-proof” forensic evaluation report
    5. Review tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony
    6. Identify tests that can be used for forensic applications.

    Note that attendance at this workshop is not the only step in the certification process.  Attendees must also complete an online application, submit three reference letters, submit proof of licensure for at least one full year (associate, intern, and provisional license status will not meet this requirement unless the applicant is legally permitted to diagnose and treat mental disorders without being under the supervision of another licensed mental health professional), submit proof of malpractice insurance, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEs, time spent conducting evaluations, writing reports, court testimony, etc.), pass the written examination (administered at the end of the workshop), submit a sample report, and pass the oral examination (done via webcam online) as depicted in the graphic below and on our website.  Most attendees already have the 40 hours experience (i.e., work-related experience or training experience) prior to attending the workshop, but many do not.  If an attendee does not already have 40 hours of forensic experience, he or she may apply 8 hours from by attending this workshop and then obtain the remaining hours through other means after the workshop by attending training events on forensic mental health-related topics with any approved CE provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  

    About the Presenters

    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.

    From the time of his work at the Hazleton/Nanticoke MH/MR Center in Pennsylvania, in 1976, Dr. Hoffman assisted in the development, training and of child custody evaluations between the mental health center and the Luzerne/Wyoming County Circuit Court. He is an expert witness in the field of forensic mental health evaluations, child custody disputes, and competency assessments throughout the United States. Dr. Norm is a qualified and approved Parenting Coordinator as well as a former Florida Family Law Supreme Court Mediator.

    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis. He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification, and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences as well as a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at USF.  He serves as Southern Regional Director and Ethics Committee Liaison for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and President and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He is the Consulting Editor for AMHCA’s The Advocate Magazine.  He also works at Integrity Counseling, a group private practice, providing therapy, forensic and clinical evaluation, and clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders, and substance abuse treatment. He is recognized as a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders by the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and he was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016.  An experienced writer, presenter, and trainer, he has been published in Addiction Professional, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Individual Psychology, and The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

    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 workshop has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 hour ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-716837 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

Past events

18 Dec 2020 How Records Reviews Can Make or Break a Forensic Evaluation
30 Oct 2020 NBFE/WVLPCA Certification Workshop
16 Oct 2020 Ethics, Hearsay and Ex parte Issues when conducting a Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
25 Sep 2020 "Good" Reports vs. "Bad" Reports: A Judicial Perspective
21 Aug 2020 The Counselor’s COVID-19 Survival Guide: Safety Precautions, Best Practices, and Telehealth During a Pandemic
20 Aug 2020 NBFE/FMHCA Summer Certification Workshop
10 Jul 2020 Parental Alienation Syndrome How to Assess the Brainwashed Child for Court
29 May 2020 Bonding and Attachment: Theory and Application for Court
05 May 2020 NBFE/LPCA-GA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
28 Feb 2020 DSM-5 Resources for Differential Diagnosis
06 Feb 2020 NBFE/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
10 Jan 2020 Ethics Update: Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Evaluation
06 Dec 2019 The Clinician's Guide to Conceptualizing and Assessing Personality Disorders
25 Oct 2019 Reviewing Social Investigations and Forensic Reports
04 Oct 2019 NBFE/WMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
23 Aug 2019 Introduction to Immigration Evaluations
16 Aug 2019 NBFE/MHCAPB Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
26 Jul 2019 Introduction to Comprehensive Psychosexual Evaluations
31 May 2019 NBFE/FMHCA/GCMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
17 May 2019 A Unified Partnership Between Attorney and Mental Health Counselor
05 Apr 2019 How to Write a Successful Clinical or Forensic Report
22 Mar 2019 Fun with Z-Codes: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosing Non-Disorders
01 Mar 2019 How to Conduct a Comprehensive Mental Status Examination
31 Jan 2019 NBFE/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
25 Jan 2019 How to Use Free Online Assessment Measures for Mental Health Evaluations
14 Jan 2019 Tips for Enhancing Your Forensic Mental Health Practice
26 Oct 2018 How to Conduct a Quality Substance Abuse Evaluation
19 Oct 2018 NBFE/ECMHCA/FMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training

NBFE Training Cancellation/Refund Policy

When the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person or to another event, then the following refund arrangements apply:

• Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.

• Registrations cancelled less than 30 but more than 15 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.

• Registrations cancelled less than 15 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

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