Dr. Richard Stride Expert witness in behavioral health
From the National Board of Forensic Evaluators website:
The CFMHE credential is designed to certify licensed individuals who, hold a current license in good standing as a mental health professional (i.e., clinical mental health counselor, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, clinical or counseling psychologist, psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner*) for at least one full year in the state of his/her practice and have attained expert status in the specialty of forensic mental health evaluation as evidenced by their forensic knowledge and experience. Please note that in order to pursue our Certified Child Custody Evaluator (CCCE) credential or our Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential you must first be certified as one of our Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator's (CFMHE).
The process for becoming a CFMHE is tough. It is well worth the effort however as many mental health professionals have attested. First of all, the CFMHE credential, as well as the CCCE, and CFBA assures attorneys and clients that the individual has meet the criteria to become certified (more info on certification can be found on NBFE's website).
The CFMHE has the training, the experience, and the license you need to win your case. Whether you need a custody evaluation, criminal behavior, diminished capacity, mental health assessment, or you need a thorough review of another mental health professionals work, or unethical conduct the certification by NBFE assures you that the CFMHE you hire will highly skilled and ready to serve you and your clients.
So, look for the Board Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator credential. You will be glad you did.