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Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator Training
  • All Day Event

Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT

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.

Join us at Children’s Services Council in Boynton Beach, FL for our full day certification workshop Friday, 8/16/19, 8am-5pm EST and start establishing yourself as an expert in a lucrative and meaningful area of specialization.

***********  Registration is being handled by NBFE  *************

Click here to register at https://www.nbfe.net/event-3379813

In partnership with the Mental Health Counselors Association of Palm Beach (MHCAPB), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) is offering a forensic certification workshop that is part of the process to become a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE).

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 and Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-551881 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823). NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

·         The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation at Children’s Services Council in Boynton Beach, Florida (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 for all MHCAPB members who register for this event.  Member 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.

***********  Registration is being handled by NBFE  *************

Click here to register at https://www.nbfe.net/event-3379813

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.

Our 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,  Journal of Individual Psychology, and The Advocate Magazine.

Completing Your Certification Post Workshop

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.  Most attendees already have the 40 hours experience (i.e., work-related experience or training experience) prior to attending the workshop, but many do not.  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 by attending training events on forensic mental health-related topics with any approved CEU provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).

 

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  • Children's Services Council,
    2300 High Ridge Road,
    Boynton Beach, FL 33426

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