The 2018 legislative session is just over a month away, which means it's time for our annual Pre-Legislative Bootcamp — your opportunity to learn how to be an effective citizen advocate.
This is one of our biggest events of the year, and the training and insights we offer are an excellent way to gear up for the legislative session and make an impact — even with limited free time.
Register at the above link.
Suicide PreventionThis presentation will discuss current best practice approaches for managing self‐harm and suicidal feelings. Special attention will focus on the intersections of social justice concerns, sexual/gender minority distress, and internalized feelings of self‐harm.
Presenter Panel: Craig Bryan, Executive Director, National Center for Veterans Studies; J.C. Graham, Director of Crisis Services, Utah Valley University; Jullian Hill, Educator and Group Facilitator, Utah Pride Center
Joint session with WPP, AWP, & the Guild
Most regular Guild meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, unless otherwise specified in the schedule– please check the listings and descriptions for changes in dates, times, and location for some of the meetings. Typical agenda for our in‐service meetings:
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Refreshments & Networking 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. In‐Service Program
Please note that we have move our meeting location: Meetings are conducted at the Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services, 177 West Price Ave. (3610 S, just off West Temple), Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 ‐ unless otherwise specified in the schedule. Parking is permitted anywhere in the parking lot. Enter the building through the main entrance, which is by the flag pole in the circular driveway. From there, there will be a receptionist or signage to point you in the right direction. This location is accessible for anyone with limitations of physical mobility.
CEU’s have been approved for all in‐service programs by Utah NASW and are free for Guild members & $5 for non‐members
Most in‐service meetings are video taped and posted on the Guild website for member‐only access. CEU’s are available for on‐line viewing of in‐service sessions.
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 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.
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 30-hour homestudy and exam ($299), is $499.
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 8 hours of continuing education (including 6 general hours, 1 hour of ethics/boundaries, and 1 hour of domestic violence) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking #20-591279 (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.
Legislative, financial and professional issues discussed. Monthly board meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month with some exceptions. This meeting is open to Board Members, students and the public.
Bleached: Beyond White‐Washed Trans NarrativesSocial/political discourses, literature, and even clinical considerations regarding trans and gender diverse communities are often White‐washed into mono‐narratives of the trans experience. Using theoretical and empirical research, this session will briefly examine the mono‐cultural trans narrative, discuss the social‐cultural‐historical‐political intersectionality of gender and racial identities, and consider implications for clinical practice with trans and gender diverse clients of color.
Presenter: Jayden Thai, M.Ed., Psychology Doctoral Intern, University Counseling Center, University of Utah
Attendees will be given access to a PDF handout version of PowerPoint slides for this program with hyperlinks to references and a checklist that can be used to facilitate assessment of the need for emotional support animals.
Members of any organization that partners with NBFE, including American Mental Health Counselors Association, Darsey, Black, & Associates, Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association, Utah Mental Health Counselors Association, Vecchi Group International, and Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.
Complimentary attendance is a benefit of affiliation with NBFE. However, a nominal $5 administrative fee will be charged for attendees who wish to receive a certificate of attendance via email.
For more information: https://www.nbfe.net/event-2768596
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1012.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
AMHCA members earn free CEs for reading an article in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
Our webinar home studies are available to AMHCA members for $29.
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For more information: AMHCA Website
Legislative, financial and professional issues discussed. Monthly board meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month with few exceptions. This meeting is open to Board Members, students and the public.
The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) has a board meeting that meets every other month.
From DOPL's Website:
DOPL's boards and commissions act in an advisory role in that they recommend, assist, and support DOPL in taking appropriate action in licensure and investigative matters. The specific responsibilities of the boards, commissions, and DOPL and their relationship to one another are primarily explained in the Utah Code under sections 58-1-106, -201, -202, and -203. ...Board and commission meetings are generally open to the public. If necessary, however, they may be closed in accordance with Utah's open meetings laws."
Metered parking is located curbside all along 300 South in front of the building and on 200 East. Center-street parking is also available along 300 South between State Street and 300 East.
For more information:Telephone: (801) 530-6628 / (866) 275-3675 (toll-free in Utah)
Mail: P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6741
Register here for this pre-conference event!
BECOME A CERTIFIED FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATOR (CFMHE)!
In partnership with the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Thursday, 3/22/18, at UMHCA’s annual conference at the University of Utah in St. Lake City, Utah or online, enabling mental health professionals across the country to attend remotely. NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Forensic mental health evaluation is an impactful and lucrative area of specialization for licensed mental health professionals, yet few counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists are exposed to this unique specialty in their graduate training. Whether you plan on working full time in forensics or just wish to supplement your practice with an additional funding stream, this credential can help you establish yourself as a forensic expert. If you already work in the forensic field, this credential can boost your resume, sharpen your evaluation skills, and enhance your reputation as an expert.
In partnership with UMHCA, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals. Participants can attend in-person at UMHCA’s annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, or they can participate online through Gotowebinar.
NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:
· The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation at UMHCA’s annual conference in St. Lake City (or online for participants who live in other states)
· Free 24/7 access to several webinar recordings and study materials designed to help candidates prepare for the written and oral examinations for certification
· One-on-one mentoring (via internet or phone) with an expert CFMHE who provides feedback on written evaluation reports
· Written examination and oral examination fees
· Complimentary participation in select NBFE webinars
· Complimentary access to NBFE’s member portal, including use of our online forum for questions and answers about forensic mental health evaluation.
NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $500 all candidates who register for this event. Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $250 to start learning about forensic mental health evaluation. However, students and interns cannot obtain the full certification until they have been licensed for a full year, at which time they may pay the remaining $250 balance and continue with the certification process, having enjoyed the benefits to free and reduced-cost forensic webinars in the interim.
(1) Learn about the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator credential, and the certification process
(2) Familiarize themselves with the definition of forensic mental health evaluations, differences between forensic and clinical evaluations, ethical considerations for forensic evaluation, types of forensic mental health evaluations, and qualifications for administering and interpreting psychological tests
(3) Review information that appears in the CFMHE written examination, including Parental Alienation Syndrome and child custody cases, assessment and testing principles, psychopathic traits, domestic violence, competency to stand trial, malingering, civil commitment, laws and standards of forensic mental health evaluation, assessment of violence and suicide potential, interviewing techniques, personal injury cases, juvenile assessment, substance abuse evaluation, sexual abuse, expert witness standards, and resources to learn more
(4) Learn how to write a “bullet-proof” forensic evaluation report
(5) Review tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony
(6) Identify tests that can be used for forensic applications.
Note that attendance at this workshop is not the only step in the certification process. Attendees must also complete an online application, submit three reference letters, submit proof of licensure and malpractice insurance status, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEUs, time spent conducting evaluations, writing reports, court testimony, etc.), pass the written examination (administered at the end of the workshop), submit a sample report, and pass the oral examination (done via webcam online) as depicted in the graphic below and on our website. If an attendee does not already have 40 hours of forensic experience, he or she may apply 8 hours from by attending this workshop and then obtain the remaining hours through other means after the workshop. Attendees can bring a laptop computer or tablet and take the written examination for certification on-site!
About the Presenters
Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and President and Founder of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE). He is an experienced expert witness, forensic examiner, author, and jazz musician. He is also the author and developer of the Hoffman Organicity Test, a test used by clinicians to differentiate between psychotic disorders and other organic brain disorders.
Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Certified Master’s Level Addictions Professional. Awarded American Mental Health Counselors Association's Mental Health Counselor of the Year and Florida Mental Health Counselors Association's Counselor Educator of the Year in 2016, he is an experienced private practitioner, also serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Professor at the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, and the Chair of Education at the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.
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 ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-551881 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).
NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.
2018 Annual UMHCA Conference will be held at the Sorenson Arts and Education Complex on the University of Utah Campus
Attendance at both sessions (Friday and Saturday) will count towards 14 CE hours.
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