National Board 

of Forensic 


How to Write a Successful Clinical or Forensic Report (2 CEs)

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


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Description: A mental health professional can be an excellent therapist or evaluator, but if he or she sends a poorly written report to a court, third party payer, probation officer, attorney, or third party payer, the implications can be substantial.  In forensic cases, a report or evaluator can be disqualified as an expert due to errors, omissions, and/or inappropriate commentary.  For this reason, it's not enough to be a good clinician--you have to also know how to write a quality report.  Didn't get thorough training on report-writing in grad school?  Don't remember it because it was so long ago?  Not feeling secure about your report-writing, or maybe just looking for some reassurance that you're already doing a great job with your reports?  This 2-hour webinar was designed to help you learn to write a report in such a way that your target audience will understand you, ensure appropriate content, train you to avoid sentences that may be deemed offensive or inappropriate, and learn to use good English, syntax, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.  

Learning Objectives

Participants will become mindful of avoiding unprofessional words and sentence structure

  1. Identify strategies to be more mindful of avoiding unprofessional words and sentence structure.
  2. Review vocabulary utilized in professional reports.
  3. Identify how to keep reports succinct, consistent, and structured.

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 2 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-693714 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

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