Demand for immigration-related forensic mental health evaluations is on the rise, and there is a shortage of forensic mental health evaluators who are appropriately trained to conduct these evaluations. In fact, the topic of immigration evaluation is currently the most requested training topic among mental health clinicians participating in training with the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. By popular demand, this 1-hour webinar will give clinicians a brief overview of the eight scenarios in which a forensic mental health evaluation might be needed for an immigration case and some basic information on how to conduct these specialized evaluations.
- Identify eight types of forensic mental health evaluations for immigration evaluations.
- List several unique procedural and ethical considerations for immigration-related evaluations.
- Describe what attorneys, judges, and other referral sources are looking for in a forensic mental health evaluation for an immigration case
This event is free for all NBFE members (Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators and applicants and candidates pursuing the CFMHE credential) as well as all members of organizations that partner with NBFE (see Professional Partners page for a complete list). If, however, an attendee wants a continuing education certificate via email, then a $10 administrative fee will be assessed. Attendance is $30 for non-members.
About the Presenters
Grace Marin, LMHC, CFMHE
Grace Marin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator who has been providing clinical services as a therapist and forensic mental health evaluator since 2012. At her practice in Winter Park, Florida, she specializes in childhood and adolescent behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, attachment issues, relationship issues, and other family issues. She is a bilingual therapist, providing both therapeutic and forensic services in English and Spanish at Evolve Counseling, LLC, and she is an experienced evaluator for immigration cases.
Mary Teal, JD, MBA, CPA, MA, RYT200, LMFT
Dr. Teal is a connoisseur of great dishes. For her, they can be easily identified. She has traveled around the world and continues to explore. Her business knowledge is expansive and culture is at its core. She holds a B.S. in Accounting, M.B.A in Business, Juris Doctorate in Law, M. A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Post Doctorate in Finance and Accounting. She is also an attorney and CPA. Her diverse experience as a therapist, forensic evaluator providing immigration evaluation, and attorney position her to provide unique expertise in immigration evaluation.
Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CCMHC, CFMHE
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, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis. He is recognized by the American Mental Health Counselors Association as a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders. 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 for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and President-Elect and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He also works in a private practice specializing in both therapy and forensic and clinical evaluation, as well as providing clinical supervision to mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist interns as a Qualified Supervisor. He has more than 15 years of experience in the counseling profession. 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 and has been published in Addiction Professional, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and The Advocate Magazine.
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 contact hour with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-728044 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
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