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.

Title:

Parental Alienation Syndrome How to Assess the Brainwashed Child for Court

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $15 (members) or $20 (non-members)
Description:  

Brainwashing (also known as mind control, menticide, coercive persuasion, thought control, thought reform, and re-education) is the concept that the human mind can be altered or controlled by certain psychological techniques. Parenting Alienation can also be seen as Brainwashing. As Richard Gardner said, The “overt program of systematic vilification of the other parent with the intent of so alienating that parent from the children that they will choose to live with the vilifier…it is the examiner’s job to ascertain approximately where on this continuum the brainwashing lies.

Title:

Conducting Forensic Evaluations Outside of the Traditional Office Setting: Considerations for In-Home Services and Telehealth

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $15 (members) or $20 (non-members)
Description:  

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.

Title:

 A "Bad" Witness vs. A "Good" Witness: A Judge's Perspective

CEUs: 2 Contact Hour
Cost: $30 (members) or $40 (non-members)
Description:  

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.

Title:

COVID-19 Resources for Mental Health Professionals in the U.S.

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $0 (members) or $5 (nonmembers)
Description:   This 1-hour webinar provides an overview of changes in laws and rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic, office precautions, tips for transitioning to telehealth, and resources for learning more about COVID-19 precautions.
 Presenter(s): Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT and Ekom Essien, LPC
Title:

Ethics Update: Ethical Issues in Forensic Mental Health Evaluation (Webinar "On Demand")

CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $45 (members) or $60 (nonmembers)
Description:   This webinar consists of an overview of professional ethics, a "sneak peak" at components of the AMHCA 2020 Code of Ethics that relate to forensic evaluation (cross-referenced with the codes of ACA, APA, ABFP, NASW, NOFSW, and AAMFT), and discussion of two case examples of real cases in which forensic evaluators were disciplined for unethical and/or illegal behavior when conducting forensic evaluations.
 Presenter(s): Dr. Norman Hoffman, Aaron Norton, and Michael Holler
Title:

The Clinician's Guide to Conceptualizing and Assessing Personality Disorders

CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $30 (members) or $40 (nonmembers)
Description:   This webinar was designed to equip you with several tools and resources to help better conceptualize and detect personality disorders, whether in therapy or in forensic evaluation settings.  It also provides an introduction to the new hybrid categorical-dimensional model of personality disorders introduced in Section II of the DSM-5.
 Presenter(s): Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CCMHC, CFMHE
Title:

Reviewing Social Investigation Reports

CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $30 (members) or $40 (nonmembers)
Description:   Review "do's and don'ts" of report writing for social investigation/child custody cases, from the perspectives of an experienced forensic mental health evaluator and a family law attorney
 Presenter(s): Kim Banister, Esq. and Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA
Title:

How to Write a Successful Clinical or Forensic Report

CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $20 (members) or $30 (nonmembers)
Description:   Learn how to avoid some of the most common errors clinicians make when submitting clinical and forensic reports.
 Presenter(s): Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA
Title:

Fun With "Z-Codes:" The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosing Non-Disorders

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $15 (members) or $20 (nonmembers)
Description:   Learn how to use "z-codes" to complete more thorough evaluations and assessments and to improve your case conceptualization.
 Presenter(s): Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CCMHC, CFMHE
Title:

How to Conduct a Comprehensive Mental Status Examination

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $15 (members) or $20 (nonmembers)
Description:   Learn tips and strategies for business aspects of building your forensic practice from for successful forensic evaluators in Florida, Georgia, and Virginia.
 Presenter(s): Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA
Title:

Business Practices of Forensic Mental Health Evaluation

CEUs: 4 Contact Hours
Cost: $50 (members) or $75 (nonmembers)
Description:   Learn tips and strategies for conducting and reporting a mental status examination.
 Presenter(s): Dr. Norman Hoffman, Dr. Tommy Black, Michael Holler, Michael Jeffrey, and Aaron Norton
Title:

How to Use Online Assessment Measures for Mental Health Evaluations

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $15 (members) or $20 (nonmembers)
Description:   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.  
 Presenter(s):  Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CCMHC, CFMHE
Title:

How to Conduct a Quality Substance Abuse Evaluation

CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $20 (members) or $30 (nonmembers)
Description:   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.  This webinar provided evaluators with tools for compensating for these challenges.
 Presenter(s):  Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CCMHC, CFMHE
 Title:

The Psychology of School Shooters

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $10 (members) or $15 (nonmembers)
Description:   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.
 Presenter(s):  Dwight Bain, LMHC, NCC
Title: Mass Media Crisis Intervention: How Counselors Can Partner with Media to Stabilize People After Community Shootings
CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $10 (members) or $15 (nonmembers)
Description:   Terrorist attacks, mass shootings, school shootings and community violence have drastically increased, leading to a spike in PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and depression. 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. 
 Presenter(s):  Dwight Bain, LMHC, NCC
 Title: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know About Medical Marijuana: A Primer for Clinical and Forensic Evaluators
CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $20 (members) or $30 (nonmembers)
Description:   Medical marijuana is now broadly or partially legalized in 28 states, though it remains illegal under federal law.  Variation in state and local laws can create confusion for mental health professionals. Additionally, the expansion of medical marijuana raises a large number of questions for mental health professional in both clinical and forensic settings
 Presenter(s):  Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CCMHC, CRC, CFMHE
 Title:
The Mental Health Professional's Role in Evaluating the Need for Emotional Support Animals: A Clinical-Forensic Perspective
CEUs: 2 Contact Hours
Cost: $20 (members) or $30 (nonmembers)
Description:  

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are increasingly popular, and mental health professionals are receiving requests from clients (and non-clients) for documentation that can be used to obtain ESA designation for pets, yet few professionals have been trained to assess the need for ESAs. This program will aid clinicians in obtaining this knowledge and feeling prepared to address client requests for letters documenting the need for ESAs.  

 Presenter(s):  Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CCMHC, CRC, CFMHE
Title:
Testing for Forensic Populations: A Comprehensive Overview and Certification Program (On Demand Workshop)
CEUs: 40 Contact Hours
Cost: $1,500 (entire workshop) or $400 per Phase
Description:  

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 on administration and interpretation of various psychological tests.  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.

 Presenter(s): Tom Black, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC, CFMHE and Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CCMHC, CRC, CFMHE
Title:
Behavioral Analysis of Offenders Who Commit Violence in Work and School Environments: Prediction and Intervention (Webinar On Demand)
CEUs: 24 Contact Hours
Cost: $500
Description:  

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.Note: this course is required for CFMHEs who wish to obtain the CFBA credential.

 Presenter(s): Gregory Vecchi, Ph.D.
Title:
Child Custody Evaluation Certification Workshop (On Demand)
CEUs: 8 Contact Hours
Cost: $200
Description:  

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 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.

 Presenter(s): Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA
Title:
Fact Vs. Expert Witness: Do's and Don'ts of Testifying in Court
CEUs: 1.5 Contact Hours
Cost: $20 (members), $30 (non-members)
Description:  

This is an introductory webinar on standards for expert testimony in court, the roles of various professionals in the courtroom, and do's and don'ts of providing expert testimony.

 Presenter(s): Richard Stride, Psy.D., MBA, LPC, LMHC, CFMHE and Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA
Title:
Infantile Autism
CEUs: 4 Contact Hours
Cost: $40 (members), $60 (non-members)
Description:  

This brief Webinar will focus on delineating recent trends in describing the Autism Spectrum Disorder from early conceptual development of what Leo Kanner described as Infantile Autism. You will also have the opportunity to observe two additional hours of genuinely effective therapeutic techniques pioneered by Dr. Hoffman.  The demonstration you will see was the logical result of original investigations in the field of Music Therapy and neurocognitive disorders. 

 Presenter(s): Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, CFBA
Title:

A Unified Partnership Between Attorney and Mental Health Counselor

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $15 (members) or $25 (nonmembers)
Description:   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.  This presentation is focused on giving you an in-depth overview of how the criminal justice system works for defendants. 
 Presenter(s):

Adam Rossen, Esq.

Title:

Filicide: Does Hidden Hostility at Home Lead to Murder? 

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
Cost: $10 (members) or $15 (nonmembers)
Description:  

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. 

Title:

 Introduction to Comprehensive Psychosexual Evaluations

CEUs: 2 Contact Hour
Cost: $20 (members) or $30 (nonmembers)
Description:  

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.

 

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