National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators

How to Conduct a Comprehensive Mental Status Examination (1 CE)

  • 12 Apr 2022
  • 03 Oct 2050
  • Online On-Demand

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The purpose of the MSE is to obtain a comprehensive cross-sectional description of the patient's mental state, which, when combined with the biographical and historical information of the psychiatric history, allows the clinician to make an accurate diagnosis and formulation, which are required for coherent treatment.  Many mental health professionals are under-trained on how to conduct--as well as how to report--a MSE.  In fact, the MSE section of the forensic mental health evaluation report is one of the most commonly rejected section in NBFE's oral examination.  If you're not 100% confident that you can conduct and report a quality MSE, then this webinar is for you!  This "on demand" webinar is a recording from an event filmed with a live webinar audience on 3/1/19.


Learning Objectives

  1. Distinguish between some commonly confused terms, such as  affect v. mood,  insight v. judgment, hallucinations v. delusions.
  2. Describe intelligently the presentation of a patient with psychiatric symptoms. 
  3. Review examples of language and terminology when writing the MSE.
  4. Identify appropriate screening tools to assist with the MSE.
  5. Learn to write normal (negative) and abnormal (positive) MSEs.

About the Presenter

  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.


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 1 hour of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-642801 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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