This course will demonstrate strategies and techniques necessary for the expert witness to command as he/she enters the world of the courtroom. Dangerous experts understand how to deal with the opposing counsel’s traps and manipulations that are designed to humiliate, discredit, make you look foolish, unethical, biased, dishonest and unintelligent.
Dangerous experts are the most sought-after of all of the expert witnesses. Frequently, the mere disclosure of a dangerous expert witness to the opposing side can increase the change of settlement.
1. Preparing the expert to testify
2. Develop articles for each case presented
3. Defeating opposing counsel’s tactics to discredit the expert
4. Bulletproofing the expert’s opinion
- $60 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
- $80 for non-members
About the Presenters
John M. Selden, Esq.
Appellate Specialist and Chief, Civil Commitment Division, Office of the Public Defender, 7th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Selden is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A., English 1978), and New York Law School (J.D., 1981). He was admitted to the Bars of New York and New Jersey, and practiced there for ten years (currently inactive). After moving to Florida In 1991, he was admitted to the bar and has practiced there ever since. He has conducted hundreds of trials, over sixty of which were dependent upon forensic psychological expert witness testimony. He has also argued cases at both the New Jersey and Florida Supreme Courts.
Tommy Black, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, CFMHE
Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Currently he serves as a member of the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. He also serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and on the Advisory Panel for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.
Dr. Black has extensive experience and training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, REBT, and DBT. He works with a myriad of life issues but has particular expertise in Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship difficulties, and Adjustment Difficulties.
Richard Stride, Psy.D., MBA, LPC, LMHC, CFMHE
Richard J. Stride, Psy.D., MBA, LPC, LMHC has been providing forensic mental health services to attorneys and courts since 1996. He has been an expert witness in over 100 cases and consulted in over 150 cases. He is the current CEO at Cascade Mental Health Care, Centralia, WA.
Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MAC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCMHC
Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.
He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., 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, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.
Dr. Norman Hoffman
Dr. 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.
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 webinar has been approved for 4.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking #20-802998 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
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