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Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training

  • 22 Mar 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • University of Utah, Sorenson Arts and Education Complex, 1720 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

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.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:


(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.

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