National Board 

of Forensic 

Evaluators

About our "On Demand" Webinars:

NBFE broadcasts several live webinar events each year.  Though we strongly encourage attendance at live events, which allow for more experiential learning and interaction between attendees and presenters, we understand that busy professionals sometimes have schedule conflicts with our live events.  For this reason, in 2018 we launched our "on demand webinar" program, in which we record our live webinar events and then convert them into recorded training events that professionals can view and complete at their leisure.  

NBFE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #: 6189.  NBFE is endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association as well as numerous state and local associations and groups.  For professional licensed in Florida, NBFE is an approved by CE Broker to provide continuing education for licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and psychologists (CE Broker Provider #50-15823)

All "on demand" webinars are accessible online.  

Certificates that are suitable for framing and submission to licensure boards will be sent via e-mail.

For professionals licensed in Florida, attendance will be automatically reported to CE Broker.

Note: "On demand" webinar registrations are nonrefundable.

To learn more and register for an "on demand" webinar program, click on the title name below.


On Demand Events

    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 30 Sep 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    This is an on-demand course/training.

    Many mental health professionals want to conduct quality forensic and clinical evaluations, but most were under-trained in graduate school and require additional training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests.  This "on demand workshop" is a 40-hour introductory course in which attendees view video-recorded lectures of a live cohort of clinicians who trained with Dr. Tom Black, an experienced forensic evaluator.  Attendees can interact with the presenters through email to ask questions, send homework assignments, and receive feedback to ensure that they understand the course material.  All attendees who are licensed mental health professionals and who complete all 40 hours of the training course also receive a letter from Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR), one of the nation's largest test distributors, attesting to Level C test qualification status.  Attendees may sign up for each phase individually, or they may sign up for the entire course (all four phases) to save $100.

    Testing and assessment instruments have become the rule rather than the exception these days. Research and best practices have shown that objective testing is more accurate, accessible, and accepted in the courtroom as well as other forensic settings.  Unfortunately, many practitioners are woefully under educated and trained on these valuable tools. For this reason, we have decided to develop and offer a comprehensive certification program to aid CFMHE’s become more adept, confident, and practiced at utilizing these instruments. The goal is ensure these tools are used appropriately, consistently, and in a manner that affords the practitioner as well as the decider the best possible information in any forensic mental health setting.

    Fundamental to this course are explanations of theoretical concepts underlying testing and assessment. Content will include use of the scientific method as a basis for engaging in critical thinking and the evaluation of sources of information, a review of empirical studies in psychology to evaluate research findings and evaluate claims of reliability and validity, articulate controversial and ethical issues in psychological testing, use computer technology and appropriate software to complete assignments, and work effectively in small groups. In addition to discussion of theoretical concepts, Attendees will learn the history of psychological testing, learn how theories, principles and concepts are used in psychometric assessment and are applied in educational, clinical and employment settings, compute and interpret basic psychometric statistics, and create, pilot, analyze, and provide both a written report (in APA-style) and an oral presentation of the test development project.


    Phases (Each contains 3 recorded sessions)

    Phase I: Overview of Forensic Mental Health Testing Instruments, Malingering, and Competency Evaluation 

    Phase 2:  Tests for Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, and Custody Evaluations 

    Phase 3: Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior Tests

    Phase 4: Risk Assessment, Anger, Psychopathy, and Sexual Violence

    To read a more detailed syllabus of course content, click here.

    Notes and Disclaimers: The recorded lectures comprise approximately 30 of the 40 hours.  An additional 10 ours of independent test administration and interpretation practice is included in the 40-hour course.  Although completion of this workshop, in combination with a license to independently practice as a mental health professional, guarantees Level C testing qualification with PAR, it is ultimately the clinician's responsibility to ensure competency to administer and interpret any test or instrument.  For example, this workshop provides an overview and demonstration of IQ testing, but clinicians should purchase a starter kit for an IQ test and complete practice administrations with appropriate supervision prior to using IQ tests in clinical settings.

    Participants who attend the full course of training will receive a certificate from Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR) attesting that the participant has met the standards for administering Class C tests.  Also, although attendees are not required to purchase testing kits in order to successfully complete the program, those who elect to do so are eligible or a 20% discount with PAR.

     

    About the Presenters


    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.  A veteran of the Gulf War (1990-1991) while serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Black has years of personal and professional experience in understanding and helping others cope with the specific trials of military services for active duty individuals and their families.



    Dr. 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 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 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 Researcher of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2019, and he has been published in Addiction ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Individual Psychology, and The Advocate Magazine.



    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 40 hours of continuing education (32 general hours, 4 domestic violence hours, and 4 ethics hours) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-628296 (Phase 1), 20-628294 (Phase 2), 20-628298 (Phase 3), and 20-628300 (Phase 4) (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  Note: Phases 1, 2, and 3 include 9 general hours and 1 hour of ethics/professional boundaries, and Phase 4 includes 5 general hours, 4 domestic violence hours, and 1 hour of ethics/professional boundaries.

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 01 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
    Register



    BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF OFFENDERS WHO COMMIT VIOLENCE IN WORK AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS: PREDICTION AND INTERVENTION (Webinar On Demand)


    This three-day training is designed to enhance the knowledge, techniques and skills of those already certified as forensic mental health evaluators (CFMHE). This intensive three-day training was conducted by retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Gregory M. Vecchi, who was the Unit Chief of the legendary FBI Behavioral Science Unit and hostage/crisis negotiator.  The "on demand" webinar entails viewing video footage of the live webinar event that was originally conducted in June 2016.  

    After completing the webinar, attendees must pass a 10-question post-test with a score of 80% or higher in order to receive CEU credit.  

    BECOME A CERTIFIED FORENSIC BEHAVIORAL ANALYST (CFBA)!

    Note: If you are a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) and want to obtain the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential, the post-test also serves as a practice test for the 100-question multiple choice exam that must be passed with a score of 75% or higher in order to be awarded the CFBA credential.  If you are not a CFMHE but want to become a CFBA, you will need to obtain your CFMHE credential first.  

    Course Overview:

    This course will provide a general understanding of predicting and dealing with potential violence committed by offenders in work and school environments, with an emphasis on active shooters. The training will include an overview of workplace and schoolhouse violence in the United States, behavioral predictive analysis of potential active shooters, and intervention strategies and tactics.

    Goals and Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, attendees will gain specific knowledge in:

    1. Workplace violence in the U.S.

    2. Schoolhouse violence in the U.S.

    3. Behavioral aspects of active shooters

    4. Predicting and preventing active shootings

    5. How to map an interview for intervention

    6. Understanding the needs and conflict behavior of the interview subject

    7. The application of interactional manipulation

    8. Assessing instrumental and expressive behavior

    9. Developing rapport through specific active listening methodology

    10. Applying crisis intervention techniques in expressive situations

    11. Applying principled negotiation techniques in instrumental situations

    12. Understanding and obtaining information from persons with antisocial personality disorder

    13. Understanding and obtaining information from persons who are psychotic

    14. Understanding and obtaining information from persons with bipolar disorder

    15. Understanding, intervening, and obtaining information from persons who are suicidal or clinically depressed

    16. Understanding the various psychological, mental and emotional influences (causation, behavior and mindset) often associated with criminal groups

    On-Demand Course Schedule

    DAY 1

    Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

    Course introduction
    Workplace Violence
    Schoolhouse Violence
    Group Exercise: Choose a case and identify behavioral characteristics of offender

    Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Group Presentation of case and behavioral characteristics of offender Emergency Management Cycle
    Principles of Crisis Management

    DAY 2 

    Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

    Grievance-based offenders
    Studies and research
    Active shooter myths
    Group Exercise: Identify pre-attack indicators/behaviors of offender

    Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Group Presentation of pre-attack indicators/behaviors of offender Pre-attack indicators
    Pre-attack behavior
    Threat assessment principles

    DAY 3 

    Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

    Profiling a potential attacker Intervention approaches

    Understanding conflict
    Instrumental vs. expressive behavior Active listening techniques
    Crisis intervention approaches

    Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    Psychopathology
    Mood disorders and psychosis
    Antisocial personality disorder
    Communication strategies
    Group Exercise: Map out and present an intervention strategy and approach for offender
    Final Questions and discussion 

    About the Presenter


    Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., retired from the FBI in February 2014 after 29 years of combined service in the military and as a federal agent. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. Dr. Vecchi was formerly the Chief of the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit and an FBI crisis and hostage negotiator.

    Dr. Vecchi conducts behavior-based research, training, and consultation in business negotiation, hostage negotiation, crisis intervention, interview and interrogation, deception detection, conflict resolution, behavioral analysis, case analysis and investigations, threat and risk assessment, personal protection, and crisis management. Dr. Vecchi is published in many of these areas and he travels around the world to deliver consultation and training solutions.

    Length: 24 hours (broken into 3 separate videos)

    COST: $500  

    Note: If you are a CFMHE and you wish to obtain the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential, there will be an additional written examination and certification fee of $250 to complete the certification process. 

    CONTACT: Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CFMHE, Chair, Training, Development & Implementation at: aaron@nbfe.net

    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 24 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-542309 ((CE Broker Provider #50-15823). 

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    Description 

    Cannabis is now at least partially legalized in all but 11 of the 50 United States of America, though it remains illegal under federal law.  Cannabis use is a politicized issue, and with a growing “Big Cannabis” industry on one hand and a treatment industry in which cannabis use disorders are the second most common diagnosis on the other, how are busy forensic evaluators and treatment professionals who work “in the trenches” of the American healthcare system supposed to sort through the increasingly massive and contradictory assortment of information on cannabis to develop a balanced perspective?  

    NBFE provided a webinar on this topic in 2018, but it's time to get updated with the past four years of research!  This webinar was designed to provide an overview of recent research on cannabis use trends, adverse health effects, and the medicinal use of cannabis.  

    Note: This webinar is connected to a two-part series.  Click here to register for 2022 Cannabis Update, Part 2: Evaluation and Clinical Decision-Making.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will articulate a basic understanding of how cannabis works in the brain.
    2. Participants will identify trends in cannabis use among teens and adults in the United States.
    3. Participants will review current research on the effects of cannabis on the human brain and body.
    4. Participants will review current research on medicinal use of marijuana.  

    Cost

    $40 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)

    $50 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

    Dr. 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 Past-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. Norton developed the Decision Matrix for CMHCs Encountering Medical Marijuana Use in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Settings.


    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 3.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling.

     CE Broker Tracking #20-909415 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
    Register


    Description 

    Cannabis is now at least partially legalized in all but 11 of the 50 United States of America, though it remains illegal under federal law.  Given the increase in medical cannabis use, how do forensic evaluators and treatment professionals decide what to do when a client presents with a medical cannabis card?  

    NBFE provided a webinar on this topic in 2018, but it's time to get updated on the past four years of research!  This 3-hour webinar provides an overview of how to differentiate between recreational, medicinal, and disordered use of cannabis, and how to make sound clinical decisions when clients present with medical cannabis cards. 

    Note: This webinar is connected to a two-part series.  Click here to register for 2022 Cannabis Update, Part 1: Cannabis Basics, Adverse Effects, Medicinal Uses.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will identify signs and symptoms of cannabis use disorders.
    2. Participants will utilize a decision matrix for addressing clients who present in treatment settings with medical marijuana cards.
    3. Participants will collaborate with other healthcare professionals to maximize clinical outcomes for clients presenting with medical cannabis cards.

    Cost

    $40 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)

    $50 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

    Dr. 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 Past-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. Norton developed the Decision Matrix for CMHCs Encountering Medical Marijuana Use in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Settings.


    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 3.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking #20-912987 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 02 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
    Register


    BECOME A CERTIFIED CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATOR!


    Child custody evaluation is a challenging, rewarding, interesting, lucrative, and impactful specialization with the forensic mental health evaluation field.  Evaluators must not only be knowledgeable of mental health, diagnosis, and evaluation, but must also be experts both in adult and child pathology, healthy childhood development, parenting, and family systems.  

    This workshop is an "on demand" recording of a webinar that was filmed 1/26/18.  After viewing the workshop recording, attendees complete a webinar evaluation survey and forward it to NBFE for continuing education credit.  

    The workshop was designed to aid licensed mental health professionals (i.e., clinical mental health counselors, clinical social workers, clinical and counseling psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners) in expanding their knowledge in the specialty area of child custody.  

    For experienced evaluators, this workshop may serve as a helpful review, sharpen your skill set, enhance your CV, or provide you with an update.  

    For evaluators who are new to this speciality, this workshop will help you expand your knowledge in child custody and is part of the certification process to become a Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential.  In addition to attending this workshop, evaluators interested in the CCCE credential must already be a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE),  complete a 30-hour Child Custody Evaluators Certification Training Homestudy ($299) and pass the post-homestudy test.  If you are not a CFMHE but wish to obtain the CCCE credential, you may attend this workshop now but will need to obtain the CFMHE credential before you can be eligible for the CCCE credential.  


    WORKSHOP GOALS:
    1. Develop skills and techniques to evaluate parents involved in child custody matters.
    2. Develop an understanding of the dynamics involved in family custody conflicts.
    3. Become skilled at writing a “bullet proof” forensic child custody report.
    4. Develop an understanding of the importance of a contract and fee agreement.


    OBJECTIVES:

    1. At the end of the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss child custody issues and conflicts that may arise
    2. Avoidance of disqualification and impeachment during testimony and disposition.
    3. Increase knowledge of child custody State Statutes.


    COST OF WORKSHOP:

    The cost for this workshop is $200.  

    The full cost for the entire CCCE credential process, which includes both this workshop ($200) and the 5-hour homestudy and exam ($75), is $275.


    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 of ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-591279 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE

    Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, both as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. 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. Dr. Hoffman is certified by the National Board for Clinical Counselors. He is the Clinical Director of Counseling & Psychotherapy Center in Ormond Beach, and the President of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. 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.

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    This 4-hour webinar is presented in two parts: Part one will focus on delineating recent trends in describing the Autism Spectrum Disorder from early conceptual development of what Leo Kanner described as Infantile Autism. Part two will focus on a case study of treating Infantile Autism with music therapy, including actual video footage of a real case. This production was authorized by the biological parents of this 2-year-old child. They authorized this production to assist licensed professional counselors to help in the identification, diagnoses and specialized treatment of autism spectrum disorder. In addition to this 2-hour this introductory webinar, you will have the opportunity to observe 2-hours of genuinely effective therapeutic techniques pioneered by Norman E Hoffman, PhD. The demonstration you will see was the logical result of original investigations in the field of Music Therapy. In the words of clinical psychologist Dr. Robert K. Alsofrom, "After observing therapeutic techniques come and go for twenty- five year, I look upon works which claim to break new ground with a great deal of reservation. Most of them turn out to be rediscoveries of the wheel under a new name. In comparison, Dr. Hoffman does indeed present a new and genuinely effective therapeutic vehicle."


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Develop an understanding of their intrapsychic world
    2. Differentiate between Infantile Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorder
    3. Gain insight into unorthodox treatment modalities
    4. Increase knowledge of Infantile Autism


    COST:

    $40 for members (including CFMHEs, CFMHE applicants/candidates, and members of all organizations that officially partner with NBFE (see www.nbfe.net/partners for full listing)

    $60 for non-members


    CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION:


    NBFE is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP is solely responsible for al aspects of the program (Provider # 6189).  Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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

    For licensed professionals in Florida, this webinar has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking #20-724492 (CE Broker Provider # 50-15823).


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER:


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE

    Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, both as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. 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. Dr. Hoffman is certified by the National Board for Clinical Counselors. He is the Clinical Director of Counseling & Psychotherapy Center in Ormond Beach, and the President of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. 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.

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing their own child.  This 1-hour webinar was designed to aid clinicians in spotting the subtle warning signs of Filicide to protect children and learn how to help survivors rebuild and recover after the violence.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Track how hidden trauma symptoms quietly develop and then suddenly explode with homicidal violence against intimate partners and children.
    2. Gain insight into the dangerous levels of filicide progression by going into the top twenty motivations of killers
    3. Develop a mental checklist to use with clients in high risk filicide groups to protect them from harm


    Cost

    • $10 for members (CFMHEs, applicants, and candidates)
    • $10 for members of partnering organizations (see Professional Partners page for a complete list).  
    • $15 for non-members.


    About the Presenter


    Dwight Bain, LMHC, NCC

    lifeworks.org

    Dwight Bain is a Nationally Certified Counselor in practice since 1984 with a specialty in managing crisis events. He served on a critical incident team after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in New York City at Ground Zero. Bain is a trusted media resource on trauma recovery who has been interviewed on over 500 radio and television stations in the U.S. as well as quoted in over 100 media sites.


    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.

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    This 2-hour webinar provides an overview of best practices for evidence-based psychosexual evaluations. 

    More and more, mental health professionals are asked to complete psychosexual evaluations in order to determine risk, safety, and appropriate treatment options. The courts are turning to professionals to answer these questions in family, juvenile, and criminal court. It is important to understand what exactly we can do to inform these decisions.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will learn why psychosexual evaluations are important.
    2. Participants will learn how psychosexual evaluations are used by the courts.
    3. Participants will learn varied tools to inform their psychosexual evaluations.
    4. Participants will learn limitations to psychosexual evaluations.


    Cost

    • $20 for members (CFMHEs, applicants, and candidates)
    • $20 for members of partnering organizations (see Professional Partners page for a complete list).  
    • $30 for non-members.


    About the Presenter


    Tommy Black, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, CFMHE

    https://www.darseyblackandassociates.com

    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.

    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 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health CounselingCE Broker Tracking # 20-658341 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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

    This "on demand" webinar teaches you how to draft superior reports for social investigation/child custody cases. The course contains practical and specific bullet-point advice along with numerous examples of both poor and effective report language. You will leave the course with extensive role-playing examples and a set of action steps to follow and provide you help to write more powerful, persuasive and defensible reports.


    Learning Objectives

    1. The participant will be provided valuable information on the structure of the Forensic Reports.
    2. The participant will have the skills and tools to write a Bullet Proof Forensic Report.
    3. There will be ample examples of problems with the Forensic Report.
    4. The participant will be provided rationale for the importance of Collateral Contacts.
    5. Each participant will be provided information on how attorneys attmept to disqualify your report.
    6. Each participant will be provided the Ten most frequent faults in forensic report writing.
    7. The participants will provided role playing examples of attorney traps by forensic mental health experts as well as by an esteemed family law attorney. 


    Cost

    $30 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and members of all partnering organizations (see nbfe.net/partners for a current list).

    $40 for all others


    About the Presenters

    Kim Banister, Esq.

    Kim Bannister is a private attorney with a practice centering on family law, domestic violence, dependency and probate. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator.  Ms. Banister has worked primarily in the Volusia and Flagler County areas for the past eleven years. She has also represented clients in Citrus, Osceola, Seminole, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval and Clay Counties.  She is the former managing attorney for the family law division of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (CLSMF). During her tenure at CLSMF, she managed seven attorneys and support staff in twelve counties across Central Florida and was named Outstanding Supervisor of the Year.  

    Ms. Banister received her law degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She also holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology/Archaeology and a minor in Museum Curation and Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with certification in Applied Archaeology from George Mason University, graduating with honors from both universities.

    Kim is also actively involved in a variety of community and professional organizations.  She is the current President of the Volusia County Bar Association and a former Executive Board member.  She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Volusia Flagler PACE Center for Girls, serving for six years, and a past member of the Junior League of Daytona Beach.  

    She has also served as a two-term President as well as Vice President and Board Member for the Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers, and served on the State Board for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.  She has served on the steering committee for the formation of Sally’s Safe Haven Visitation Center in Flagler County.  Ms. Banister is a past volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and served in leadership with the Girl Scouts of America for over seven years. 

    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 workshop has been approved for 2 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-738910 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  


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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 10% of the adult U.S. population has met the diagnostic criteria for one or more personality disorders (PDs) in the past year, and the majority of Americans with PDs (85%) meet criteria for at least one other mental disorder.  Yet, not even half of Americans with PDs have been treated for their disorder.  

    Sometimes, therapists feel "stuck" working with clients with depressive and anxiety disorders who don't seem to be making much progress.  At times, an undiagnosed PD might be part of the complex clinical picture, and perhaps a change in treatment approach would help the client to start getting some traction.

    Forensic evaluators are sometimes presented with scenarios in which a referral source is asking for clarification on whether an individual has one or more PDs, but PDs can often be very challenging to diagnose over brief periods of time, especially if a client has poor insight, is defensive, or is not forthcoming with information suggestive of a PD.

    To further complicate matters, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) introduced a new dimensional-categorical hybrid model of PDs that is expected to be replace the current system of diagnosing PDs.  This new system is very different than what mental health professionals are accustomed to.  

    This webinar was designed to equip you with several tools and resources to help better conceptualize and detect PDs, whether in therapy or in forensic evaluation settings.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define personality disorders (PDs).
    2. Identify changes in the conceptualization of PDs as they appear in the new dimensional-categorical hybrid model in the DSM-5.
    3. List several tests and other data sources that can be used to detect signs and symptoms of PDs during evaluation.


    Cost

    • $30 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFME applicants/candidates)
    • $30 for members of partnering organizations (see Professional Partners page for a complete list)
    • $40 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    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 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 nearly 20 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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social ServicesJournal of Individual Psychology, 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 2 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health CounselingCE Broker Tracking # 20-746282 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823). 

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    Look no further--This 3-hour webinar has it all, and it's presented by an AMHCA Code of Ethics Contributor, a FMHCA Ethics Committee Chair, and the Ethics Committee Liaison of AMHCA!


    Hour #1:

    Lecture on ethics, hearsay, and ex parte when conducting a forensic mental health evaluation, including exploration of case scenarios

    Hour #2:

    An update on the forensic section of the 2020 American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Code of Ethics cross-referenced with guidelines published by the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP), American Counseling Association (ACA), and American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)

    Hour #3:

    Actual audio from a licensure board disciplinary hearing involving a child custody/parenting evaluation, commentary from a panel of experts, and questions and answers from the audience


    Learning Objectives

    1. Articulate a brief history of professional ethics.
    2. Apply knowledge of professional ethicals to scenarios involving forensic mental health evaluations.
    3. Describe ethical guidelines related to forensic evaluation published in the 2020 revision of the AMHCA Code of Ethics, and cross-reference with guidelines published by the ABFP, ACA, and AAMFT.
    4. Identify ethical guidelines related to an actual licensure board disciplinary hearing involving a child custody evaluation.


    Cost

    • $45 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates)
    • $45 for members of partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
    • $60 for non-members


    About the Presenters


    Michael Holler, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE

    Chair of Ethics Committee, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

    Michael Holler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, a Certified Child Custody Evaluator, a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Family and County Mediator. Michael has a private practice in Tavernier in the Florida Keys. Michael has been working with individuals, families, couples and organizations for over 25 years. Michael is also a Neurofeedback provider. Michael has worked in inpatient psychiatric, community mental health and private practice settings; Michael has worked as an adjunct professor in psychology at Florida Keys Community College. Michael was President of the Upper Keys Interagency Council in 1997. Michael was the first Intensive Onsite Services Counselor in the State of Florida. Michael is the Past President and Ethics Committee Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. Michael has developed a 12-hour High Conflict Resolution Parent Education Course, which was approved by the Chief Judge of Monroe County, Florida. Michael conducted his own research and evaluation on the Direct/Inferential Model of Communication in both his senior project (bachelor’s level) and his Masters Thesis. For his Senior Project on this subject Michael was awarded Second Prize in the Undergraduate Research Competition of the Missouri Psychological Association. In cooperation with the Deputy Clerk of Monroe County Court, Michael developed a Social Investigation Program for the Monroe County Court. Michael is a former musician (Guitarist & Singer) and continues to perform as a hobby. Michael also was a former Master Scuba Instructor, and was the author of an article published in the Fourth Quarter 1994 issue of the Undersea Journal of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), entitled: The Psychological Aspects of Rescue Management.



    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA

    Founder and President, National Board of Forensic Evaluators

    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.



    Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC, CRC, MAC, CFMHE, CFBA, DCMHS

    Executive Director, National Board of Forensic Evaluators

    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 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 nearly 20 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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Individual PsychologyJournal 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 3 contact hours in Ethics and Professional Boundaries with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-746282 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    Michael Holler, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE
    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    Afraid of testifying in court?

    Want to brush up on your skills as a fact or expert witness?

    Get the inside scoop from an experienced judge on what judges want and need from a good witness!

    This 2-hour webinar was designed to provide mental health professionals, whether therapists or forensic evaluators, an overview of basic skills every witness should know from a judge's perspective.  The overall purpose of this webinar is to help you to:

    • Be able to prepare for and present a case before the court, demonstrating confidence, competence and ease as a witness under both direct and cross examination
    • Be able to demonstrate best practices in both case preparation and  testimony


    Learning Objectives

    1. Describe court room etiquette required and the courtroom procedures.

    2. Describe the types of evidence to bear the burden of proof and how the types of evidence should be presented.

    3. How to best prepare case information.

    4. Describe and demonstrate the necessary skills required for preparing a case for presentation in court.


    Cost

    $30 (members of NBFE and partnering organizations)

    or $40 (non-members) will be assessed. 


    About the Presenter


    Ashley Willcott, JD, CWLS

    is a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist and an experienced trial attorney who currently serves as a Judge Pro Tem in Juvenile Court. She has practiced in various capacities in juvenile courts since 1992 including as a parents attorney; guardian ad litem; a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Division of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services; and currently as a Juvenile Court Judge Pro Tem. She is a 1989 graduate of Newcomb College, Tulane University with a degree in Psychology and English, earning a Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in 1992. She has also worked in the government sector as the on-going and current Georgia Supreme Court Justice on Committee for Children Cold Case Project lead; and as a Governor Appointee Child Advocate for the State of Georgia. Ashley has her own child welfare consulting firm, where she trains case managers, experts, and lawyers nationwide, including for the National Institute of Trial Lawyers, Georgia State University, and Families First.


    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 2.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-698707 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    Need to provide in-home or telehealth evaluations? 

    Forensic evaluations are sometimes conducted in none-traditional environments, such as jails. Some states require evaluators to visit the homes of parents when conducting parenting evaluations for child custody cases. Due to the current pandemic, some evaluators who typically meet with clients in-person are looking for ways to conduct evaluations via-webcam. Scenarios such as these present evaluators with unique challenges and considerations. This 1-hour webinar is a discussion of ethical, legal, and procedural concerns about conducting forensic evaluations in the homes of clients and via telehealth.


    Learning Objectives

    1. To better understand ethical considerations of testing, and interviewing outside of traditional office setting.
    2. Explore the benefits and risks of conducting forensic evaluations outside of traditional settings.
    3. Help providers become more confident in conducting evaluations outside of the traditional settings.


    Cost

    $15 for members (i.e., Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators, CFMHE applicants and candidates) and members of partnering organizations (see Professional Partners page for a complete list).

    $20 for non-members.


    About the Presenter


    Ekom Essien, LPC, NCC, CFMHE, CCCE

    is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia. He serves as the southern regional director for NBFE and is an adjunct instructor at Brenau University in the clinical mental health counseling program under the department of psychology. Ekom owns an operates his private practice Verity Counseling & Forensic Evaluations in Fayetteville Georgia where he works with clients and their families.

    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 1.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health CounselingCE Broker Tracking # 20-785032 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    This is an on-demand course/training.

    Description 

    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.


    Learning Objectives

    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


    Cost

    • $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 Counselingand 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.

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


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


    This is an on-demand course/training.

    Description 

    In an ever-evolving healthcare landscape, many mental health professionals are looking for ways to diversity their practice. Forensic mental health evaluation is an interesting, impactful, and lucrative option for counselors who wish to branch out into new areas of expertise. For many clinicians, forensic work triggers a series of questions:

    • What can I do and not do as an expert witness?
    • Am I qualified to administer and interpret psychological tests?
    • What are judges and attorneys looking for in an evaluation?
    • What are some of the unique ethical considerations for forensic evaluation?
    • Can I do forensic work without having a doctorate?
    • Is it true that forensic evaluation is for psychologists and psychiatrists and not counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists?
    • How would I get business?
    • How much should I charge for my services?
    • What training or experience would I need?

    Whether you want to practice exclusively in the specialty area of forensic mental health, want to do a little bit of it on the side, or are just curious and want to learn more, this training could be a helpful introduction into the field. We will cover various types of forensic specialties, ethical and legal guidelines for practice, options for training and certification, and how to build a forensic practice. We will also dispel common myths about the scope of practice of clinical mental health counseling as it relates to administering and interpreting psychological tests and conducting forensic evaluations. Finally, we will review various resources and options for training and certification.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Define forensic mental health evaluation as a specialization.

    2. List and describe the various types of forensic mental health evaluations counselors can specialize in.

    3. Describe ethical and legal considerations for forensic mental health.

    4. Identify several resources for training in forensic evaluation.


    Cost

    • $30 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates)
    • $30 for members of partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
    • $45 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    Presented by: Aaron Norton, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, MAC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCMHC, CRC

    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 Past-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.


    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 2.0 contact hours (1.0 general and 1.0 ethics hours) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-810980 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


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




    This is an on-demand course/training.

    In the real world, clients often don't present with "textbook" presentations of symptoms that neatly fall into a particular disorder.  Many symptoms of mental disorders are "overlapping," meaning that the same symptom may be listed under several disorders.  

    With the limited time that clinicians often have, how do we quickly formulate an accurate diagnosis?

    Find out by attending this 2-hour "on demand" webinar!  We'll use real case examples to show you how to use differential diagnosis resources for overlapping symptoms. 


    Learning Objectives

    1. Define "overlapping" symptoms.
    2. Describe how to use the "differential diagnosis" section of the DSM-5.
    3. Use the DSM-5 Differential Diagnosis mobile application to formulate a diagnosis for case scenarios involving overlapping symptoms.


    Cost

    $30 for members of NBFE or partnering organizations

    $45 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    Presented by: Aaron Norton, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, MAC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCMHC, CRC

    Executive Director, National Board of Forensic Evaluators

    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 Past-President 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 nearly 20 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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Individual PsychologyJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Creativity in Mental Healthand 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 webinar has been approved for 2.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health CounselingCE Broker Tracking # 20-816644 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
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    This is an on-demand course/training.

    Description 

    Records reviews are one of the four essential categories of data sources for a quality forensic mental health evaluation, yet few mental health professionals have ever been formally trained on how to conduct them.  Evaluators often ask NBFE questions about these reviews, such as:

    • What is a records review?
    • How to I determine what records to obtain?
    • What am I looking for?
    • How do I report what I find?
    Using real case examples, this 1-hour webinar was designed to provide guidance on these questions.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Define "records review" in the context of forensic mental health evaluation and summarize what ethical codes and practice guidelines say about them.
    2. List some of the most common types of records that should be reviewed during the evaluation process.
    3. Communicate pertinent information from records review in a forensic evaluation report.

    Cost

    • $15 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
    • $25 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    Aaron Norton, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, MAC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCMHC, CRC

    Dr. Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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 he was the recipient of the American Mental Health Counselors Association's Public and Community Service Award in 2020.  He has been published in several social science academic journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.


    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. 

    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This webinar has been approved for 1.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-885218 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
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    Description

    Cognitive Credibility Assessment is a verbal lie detection tool that exploits differences between truth tellers and liars in their cognitive processing and strategies they use to appear convincing. It consists of three clusters interview techniques: (i) imposing cognitive load, (ii) encouraging interviewees to say more and (iii) asking unexpected questions. This webinar introduces these three clusters together with the empirical evidence that it results in an accuracy rate of around 75% in discriminating truth tellers and liars.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Summarize three clusters of interview techniques to differentiate truth tellers from liars.
    2. List the preferred strategies used by truth tellers and liars to appear convincing in interviews.
    3. List the most diagnostic verbal cues to deceit.


    Cost:

    • $50 for members, including Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluators (CFMHEs), CFMHE applicants/candidates, and members of all associations partnering with NBFE (see Professional Partners link for full listing)
    • $60 for non-members


    About the Presenter:


    Dr. Aldert Vrij is Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth (UK). His main research interest is deception, resulting in almost 600 publications, which have been widely cited (> 25,000 citations and H-index 79). He received grants from British Research Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Insurers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, High value detainee Interrogation Group, and American, British, Dutch, and Singapore Governments, totalling > $11,000,000. He works closely with practitioners (police, security services and insurers) in terms of conducting research and disseminating its findings. His 2008 book Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities is a comprehensive overview of research into (non)verbal and physiological deception and lie detection. He is the contact person of the European consortium of Psychological Research on Deception Detection (EPRODD) www.eprodd.eu. In 2016 he received the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contribution to investigative interviewing.


    Continuing Education:

    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. 

    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This workshop has been approved for 2.0 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling

    CE Broker Tracking # 20-871597 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.


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

    The death of George Floyd, as well as numerous other violent and tragic encounters with police caught on camera, have sparked increased awareness and interest in police violence, racial injustice, and the need for police reform.

    Statistics related to police violence, racial injustice, and police burnout yield alarming, puzzling, and perhaps seemingly contradictory findings.  For example, police have killed 781 people in 2020 and Black people were about twice as likely as White people to be killed.  Minority neighborhoods are disproportionately patrolled by police officers.

    On the other hand, the populist "defund the police" slogan is murky, with the majority of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. stating that they do not want a reduced police presence in their neighborhoods.  Meanwhile, violence against police officers, as well as suicide rates among their ranks, is on the rise.

    In addition to implicit racial bias and systemic racism, police burnout has been cited as one contributor to police violence, and police burnout may be rising at the present time in relation to increased demands on police officers during periods of civil unrest, especially in larger metropolitan areas.

    How can mental health professionals play a role in reducing police violence against American minorities as well as reducing police burnout?  In this 1.5--hour webinar, three forensic mental health experts offers three strategies that mental health professionals can use to prevent and mitigate police violence and burnout.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify components of "fitness for duty" evaluations for police officer candidates. 
    2. Describe models in which mental health professionals respond alongside police officers at mental health-related calls. 
    3. Provide counseling interventions aimed at reducing and ameliorating police violence and burnout.

    Cost

    • $30 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
    • $40 for non-members

     Presenters


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CCCE

    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 conducting fitness for duty evaluations for police officers, 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.



    Ekom Essien, LPC, NCC, CFMHE, CCCE

    Ekom Essien is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. He serves as the southern Regional Director for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators and is an Adjunct Instructor at Brenau University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program under the Department of Psychology. Ekom owns and operates his private practice Verity Counseling & Forensic Evaluations in Fayetteville Georgia where he works with clients and their clients, and he has history working with crisis response teams.



    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

    Dr. 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 Past-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. Norton has extensive history providing therapy for police officers.


    Continuing Education Information

      

    This webinar has been approved for 1.5 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-895265 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

     

    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. 


    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    This is an on-demand course/training.

    In 2018, the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) provided a comprehensive overview of legal, ethical, and clinical considerations for addressing client requests for emotional support animal (ESA) letters, including a checklist that mental health professionals could use to ensure due diligence and to protect themselves from liability when writing such letters.  

    However, in 2021, significant changes in federal and state law have created the need for an update.  If you're still following old guidelines, you're going to really want to attend this event!

    Attendees will be given access to a PDF handout version of PowerPoint slides for this program with hyperlinks to references, an updated checklist that can be used to facilitate assessment of the need for emotional support animals, and revised and updated sample letters and templates.

    Get answers to important questions about ESA letters requests, such as:

    • How does federal law protect ESAs?
    • What does the law say must be provided to document the need for an ESA?
    • When it an ESA letter appropriate or inappropriate?
    • What sources of data does a mental health professional use when assessing the appropriateness of an ESA letter?
    • What should a letter include?
    • What liability does a healthcare professional accept when writing a letter, and how can a professional protect themselves from liability?
    • What happens when a healthcare practitioner is court-ordered to testify in court about an ESA letter?


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define emotional support animals (ESAs) and differentiate ESAs from service animals, therapy animals, and pets. 
    2. Describe the legal and ethical ramifications for recommending ESAs for clients with emphasis on recent changes in federal law.
    3. Differentiate between potentially harmful or problematic uses of ESA letters and therapeutic and clinically-relevant uses of ESA letters.
    4. List several recommended practices, tools, and resources for addressing requests for ESA eligibility letters. 

    Cost

    • $40 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
    • $50 for non-members


    About the Presenter


    Aaron Norton, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, MAC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCMHC, CRC

    Dr. Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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 he was the recipient of the American Mental Health Counselors Association's Public and Community Service Award in 2020.  He has been published in several social science academic journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.


    Continuing Education Information 

         


    This webinar has been approved for 2.0 general contact hours, and 1.0 Ethics and Boundaries hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-899083 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).

     

    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. 


    NBFE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NBFE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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

     Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy. 


    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    Terrorist attacks, mass shootings, school shootings and community violence have drastically increased, leading to a spike in PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and depression. The rapid increase in traumatic events create an opportunity for trained mental health professionals to join with media to provide recovery information to help the general public. This interactive session will equip you with what you need to do in partnering with media, (radio, television, print or Internet), in order to achieve a positive outcome. You will learn how to work with the media before, during and after a critical incident with a powerful communication model that has been successfully used to empower people with critical incident recovery information. An interactive workbook will be given to each participant to enhance this media training experience.

    Learning Objectives:

    Objective 1 1. Plan out a community mental health response to rapidly respond when future traumatic incident occur 

    Objective 2 2. Match your most effective media communication style to the type of community trauma where you can make the greatest difference 

    Objective 3 3. Evaluate how partnering with media can rapidly stabilize mental health in your community after a mass shooting or critical incident

    About the Presenter:

    Dwight Bain is a trusted media expert in clinical practice since 1984. He has given over 1500 media interviews on trauma recovery after crisis events and is quoted in over 100 newspapers/websites including: Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Newsday, FoxBusiness.com & MSNBC.com. He has spoken to over 4000 groups, including the US Army, US Navy, Toyota, Disney, Florida Hospital, Orlando Health, IRS, Florida Department of Education, American Heart Association, American Counseling Association, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the Global Congress on Terrorism after the 9/11 attacks.


    This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health CounselingFlorida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-596358 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.  NBFE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program (Provider # 6189).

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    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
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    What makes some people 'snap' into these acts of violence? Do you know the underlying psychological patterns that could identify how to intervene? This presentation will answer these questions as well as equip you with a comprehensive guide on how to manage a community shooting for the survivors.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the underlying psychological patterns of shooters from a comprehensive analysis of every major school shooting over the last 50 years
    2. Implement tested crisis management counseling strategies to use during a school or community shooting for rapid stabilization of the survivors
    3. Intervene with potentially dangerous situations in a way that protects the safety of practitioners in keeping their school, or their children’s school safe

    About the Presenter:



    Dwight Bain is a Nationally Certified Counselor in practice since 1984. Bain is a trusted media resource who has been interviewed on over 500 radio and television stations; as well as quoted in over 100 newspapers/websites including: New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Newsday, FoxBusiness.com & MSNBC.com.

    "Dwight Bain is one of the most creative communicators in the country. He is a dynamic man with a real sense of the needs of people." 

    ~ John Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author


    Continuing Education:

    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 # 20-613139 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
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    Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common, affecting at least 1 of 3 adult Americans at some point in their lives.  One of the many characteristics of SUDs that makes them unique is that the nature of the addictive process is such that denial, minimization, and lack of insight are a natural component of the development of the disorder.  Accordingly, clients often deny, minimize, rationalize, and under-report, both intentionally and unintentionally, making clinical and forensic evaluations very challenging.  Additionally, there are many incentives for clients to avoid full disclosure, because the stakes are often so high (e.g., child custody evaluations, employment evaluations, etc.).

    In spite of these challenges, there are many strategies and techniques that evaluators can use to differentiate fact from fiction, arriving at a solid and defensible conclusion that the clinician can feel confident with.  This webinar was designed to provide you with those strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, and apply the criteria in a case scenario.
    2. Learn several questions that can be asked to determine if a client meets diagnostic criteria.
    3. Identify tests that identify subtle attributes of SUDs and have built-in validity scales to detect defensiveness, denial, and inconsistencies.
    4. Learn to use collateral sources for additional information, and identify what to look for when reviewing those sources to help determine diagnoses and treatment needs.
    5. Explore the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) treatment criteria, and learn how to apply the criteria to the data obtained from the biopsychosocial assessment to determine a client's specific treatment needs.

    About the Presenter


    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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal 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 2 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-631181 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
    • Online On-Demand
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    When you visit your primary care physician for an annual exam or to address a physical complaint, you aren't asked a question about every symptom of every known biomedical condition, or you'd be there for days or weeks!  Instead, your PCP generally asks you a small number of screening questions.  If you answer "yes" to one of these questions, the physician knows to move on to a 2nd or perhaps even 3rd level of questions that narrows the focus to a smaller cluster of potential problems or disorders, eventually (hopefully) arriving at a very precise and specific diagnosis.  

    The same process applies to mental health professionals conducting mental health evaluations.  Fortunately, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), upon release of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published a system of free online assessment measures, including Level 1 and Level cross cutting symptoms measures, severity specifier questionnaires, a cultural formulation interview, personality assessment measures, and disability assessment measures, all of which can be used by mental health professionals to narrow focus to a specific and refined diagnosis.

    In this 1-hour webinar, you will be introduced to these online assessment measures and shown how to use them.  Whether you are a therapist working in a therapeutic setting or a forensic evaluator hoping to supplement a more advanced testing battery with tools that help you refine your diagnosis during a clinical interview, this webinar ought to equip you with several helpful tools.  You will also be introduced to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's online screening tools.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to use Level 1 and Level 2 cross cutting symptom measures and severity specifier qustionnaires posted on the APA's DSM-5 website.
    2. Learn how to use the cultural formulation interview, World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0), and personality assessment measures posted on the APA's DSM-5 website.
    3. Locate several other free screening tools on SAMHSA's website for a variety of clinical focus areas.
    4. Identify ethical considerations and limitations related to the use of the above measures.  


    About the Presenter


    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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal 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, CE Broker Tracking # 20-642629 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 03 Oct 2050
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    Learn Business Tips and Strategies from 4 Successful Forensic Mental Health Evaluators!


    A forensic mental health evaluator can do a wonderful job of gaining expertise and writing a quality report yet fall short when it comes to generating business referrals, promoting their services, networking with referral sources, determining how much to charge, and other important aspects of running a forensic practice.  This 4-hour "on demand" workshop was designed to help to bridge this gap in forensic mental health evaluation.  The webinar consists of viewing recordings of two separate two-hour webinars featuring four successful and prominent forensic mental health evaluators in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia recorded with a live audience in 2017 and 2019. Presenters will offer various tips and strategies for how to manage business aspects of a forensic practice.  Attendees will also receive a link to download PDFs of slides, a sample fee schedule, and a sample professional curriculum vitae (CV).

    Note: After viewing the videos, attendees must complete a 10-question post-webinar quiz based on the webinar slides and pass with a score of 80% to receive a continuing education certificate.  

    Learning Objectives

    Objective 1: Learn methods of gaining more referrals.

    Objective 2: Learn how to develop an attractive resume designed for the forensic arena.

    Objective 3: Become more cognizant of what attorneys are looking for in a forensic evaluator.

    Objective 4: Explore the importance of identifying a lucrative and marketable niche.

    Objective 5: Identify strategies for determining how much to charge for a forensic evaluation.


    About the Presenters


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCCE

    Dr. Norman E. Hoffman – a highly regarded psychotherapist, president of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. a nonprofit public charity, and a board-certified mental health counselor Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, both as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor.

    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.

    Michael Jeffrey, LPC, LMFT, CFMHE

    Michael F Jeffrey was an army brat and traveled the US and ended up graduating high school in Paris, France. After college he became a VA Probation and Parole Officer for the next 31 years. While a PO he became fascinated with drugs and addiction and eventually wrote the syllabus used by probation and parole serviced for their basic drug and alcohol training and taught the class for 12 years. Realizing he also had a fascination for mental health he became an LPC a year before he retired in 1999.

    Six months after retirement he was hired on this third passion Death Sentence Mitigation. He has worked 14 capital cases in federal and state courts since 1999. He is a Licensed Family and Family Therapist and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received his certification as a Forensic Mental Health Evaluator two years ago. He is qualified as an expert witness in both drug/alcohol assessment ad treatment and mental health diagnosis and treatment in 8 circuit courts in VA and in two federal courts. He is also president of the Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors.



    Michael Holler, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE

    Michael Holler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, a Certified Child Custody Evaluator, a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Family and County Mediator. Michael has a private practice in Tavernier in the Florida Keys. Michael has been working with individuals, families, couples and organizations for over 25 years. Michael is also a Neurofeedback provider. Michael has worked in inpatient psychiatric, community mental health and private practice settings; Michael has worked as an adjunct professor in psychology at Florida Keys Community College. Michael was President of the Upper Keys Interagency Council in 1997. Michael was the first Intensive Onsite Services Counselor in the State of Florida. Michael is the Past President and Ethics Committee Chair of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. Michael has developed a 12-hour High Conflict Resolution Parent Education Course, which was approved by the Chief Judge of Monroe County, Florida. Michael conducted his own research and evaluation on the Direct/Inferential Model of Communication in both his senior project (bachelor’s level) and his Masters Thesis. For his Senior Project on this subject Michael was awarded Second Prize in the Undergraduate Research Competition of the Missouri Psychological Association. In cooperation with the Deputy Clerk of Monroe County Court, Michael developed a Social Investigation Program for the Monroe County Court. Michael is a former musician (Guitarist & Singer) and continues to perform as a hobby. Michael also was a former Master Scuba Instructor, and was the author of an article published in the Fourth Quarter 1994 issue of the Undersea Journal of the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI), entitled: The Psychological Aspects of Rescue Management.



    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCCE

    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.  A veteran of the Gulf War (1990-1991) while serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Black has years of personal and professional experience in understanding and helping others cope with the specific trials of military services for active duty individuals and their families.


    About the Moderator


    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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Individual Psychology, 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 4.0 contact hours with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking #  20-647891 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • 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 Presenters


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CFBA, CCCE

    Dr. Norman E. Hoffman – a highly regarded psychotherapist, president of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. a nonprofit public charity, and a board-certified mental health counselor Dr. Hoffman is in full-time private practice in Ormond Beach, Florida, both as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor.

    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 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.

    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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