Upcoming events

    • June 11, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Bay Park Pavilion, 198 1st Ave, East Rockaway
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    NYSAN's 5th Annual Social & Recognition Event 

    Saturday, June 11th, 2-5pm 

    Bay Park, East Rockaway

    Nassau County

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    Join us for a full buffet of food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), giveaways, and fun for the whole family!

    This event offers a wonderful opportunity to socialize with one another in-person in a beautiful outdoor setting. We will be presenting our "Distinguished Service to NYSAN Award" to Elisa Livanos who has made outstanding contributions to our organization. This award is based on your votes. Come celebrate her recognition. 

    Spouses/partners and children are welcome and encouraged to attend! For planning purposes, please RSVP by 5/23 with your # of guests and ages of kids who will be attending. There will be entertainment for the children. 

    Transportation to/from the nearby LIRR station can be arranged for those taking public transit.

    Questions? Please email cbreitman@bncnyc.com. 


    • June 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN) presents

     a live webinar with:

    Stephanie Nelson, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPdN

    Wednesday June 15, 2022 at 7pm EST

    Advanced Report Writing Workshop

    The Problem: Your reports are thoughtful and eloquent, and they take you forever to write. They’re too long, too hard, and too complex. You know this needs to change: But how do you write reports that are leaner, better, and faster?

    The Solution: In this workshop, we’ll explore the research on effective communication. We’ll discuss ‘technical writing’ and learn how this style creates a profoundly better user experience. We’ll use metaphors, data, and exercises to dive deep into what makes a report readable and useful. We’ll challenge ourselves to connect with our readers and write a report geared to their needs.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify their MVP: The Most Valuable Part of their reports.

    2. Explain the research, art, and science of making that MVP readable, useful, and unique.

    3. Apply these ideas to their own reports.

    4. Select from an array of tools and tips to write faster, better reports.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Stephanie Nelson is a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in complex differential diagnosis. She is board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) and pediatric neuropsychology (ABPdN). Dr. Nelson earned her undergraduate degree at Williams College and her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. After a few years in group practice in the Boston area, in 2014, Dr. Nelson returned home to the Pacific Northwest and began practicing in the Seattle area. In 2018, she founded Skylight Neuropsychology, her current clinical practice, through which she provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments. In 2019, she founded The Peer Consult, her consultation practice, through which she provides consultation to psychologists and neuropsychologists who specialize in pediatric assessment.

    This course is offered for 1.0 CE credits (1 hour) for APA or NYSED

    $15 for NYSAN members / Free to student NYSAN members

    $30 for non-members / $10 student non-members

    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.* 

    • January 01, 2025
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Lindsey Harik, Ph.D., discusses the role of the neuropsychologist in managing cases of Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (ARE). ARE is a rare neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain caused by autoimmunity or infection and is characterized by severe psychiatric and behavioral aberrations in addition to cognitive and neurological sequelae. ARE has been a difficult to define and diagnose disorder due to insidious and nonspecific (e.g., irritability, low mood, short-term memory complaints) onset, as well as inconsistent presence of known biomarkers. It can affect both men and women, however it is more common among women.  It primarily affects the young, including children and young adults. The degree of cognitive and behavioral impairment is often influenced by the expediency of accurate diagnosis and treatment.  Neuropsychological recommendations for acutely and chronically affected individuals with ARE are provided.  

    This course is offered as a self-study for 1.0 CE credit. Completion of an evaluation and post-test are required in order to receive credit.

    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*

    • January 01, 2025
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    Rehabilitation Psychologist Shinakee Gumber, PhD, ABPP discusses the various challenges in the rehabilitation of people with moderate to severe brain injuries, including their complex neuropsychological presentations (e.g. anosognosia, severe memory deficits, fatigability). The facets of holistic neurorehabilitation that address these unique challenges are discussed. A multifaceted, hierarchical rehabilitation approach and its benefits are outlined.

    This course is offered as a self-study for 1.0 CE credit. Completion of an evaluation and post-test are required in order to receive credit.

    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*

    • January 01, 2025
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    Psychologist Ben Lovett, Ph.D., discusses best practices for providing testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities.  People with disabilities are often given tests with modified administration conditions (e.g., additional time, a private testing location). Psychologists are often asked to make recommendations regarding accommodations on tests in a variety of contexts (e.g., classroom tests, admissions tests, certification tests). This webinar discusses the legal framework for determining eligibility for accommodations as well as research-based principles for making accommodations recommendations for children and adults with various disabilities. Examples focus on disabilities that psychologists diagnose (learning, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities).

    This course is offered as a self-study for 1.0 CE credit. Completion of an evaluation and post-test are required in order to receive credit.

    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*

    • January 01, 2025
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    Unprecedented media coverage of concussion in sport has led to concerns regarding the potential negative effects of participation in contact sports. In this self-study, William Barr, Ph.D., ABPP, provides an updated review of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition alleged to be associated with the pathological effects of exposure to repetitive head impacts obtained in contact sports and in other contexts. The lecture demonstrates that, despite the extensive media coverage, scientific findings from the study of CTE remain preliminary with little definitive information known about its epidemiology, cause, or the specificity of its clinical and neuropathological characteristics. The lecture focuses on the role that neuropsychology continues to play in advancing our knowledge of this controversial topic. The influence of social media on the public’s (mis)perception of CTE is also discussed. 

    This course is offered as a self-study for 1.0 CE credit. Completion of an evaluation and post-test are required in order to receive credit.

    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*


    • January 01, 2025
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    Abstract:

    Over the last two decades, there has been mounting evidence that oppression and discrimination have become more subtle and nuanced in the form of microaggressions. Briefly, racial microaggressions have been defined as derogatory verbal, behavioral, and environmental slights, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional directed toward People of Color. Recent data suggests that the perception and experience of racial microaggressions can be detrimental to individuals. This presentation focuses on the manifestations of racial microaggressions in clinical practice and discusses intervention and prevention strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Identify how racial microaggressions manifest in clinical practice
    2.      Explain the psychological impact of microaggressions on the patient
    3.      Apply interventions to minimize harm
    4.      Utilize resources that can be used to prevent racial microaggressions

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Torino received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Empire State College. She has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and peer-reviewed studies on the teaching strategies used to cultivate culturally competent clinicians; processes of white racial identity development; and the manifestation and impact of microaggressions. She has conducted numerous diversity training workshops within the fields of higher education, medicine, emergency management, business, and K-12 education. Dr. Torino is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in Ossining, NY. For more information including a list of selected publications, invited talks, blogs, and interviews, visit http://www.ginatorino.com/.

    This course is offered for 1.0 CE credits (1 hour). Completion of an evaluation and post-test are required in order to receive credit. 


    Free for NYSAN members

    $30 fee for non-members


    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*  

    • January 01, 2025
    • Zoom
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    Abstract:

    This talk is targeted to students and early career neuropsychologists to familiarize them with the ABCN examination.  It will begin with an introduction to ABPP and board certification in general, describe the process of examination, and then provide advice on study and preparation.  Resources available to help candidates prepare for the exam will also be discussed, as will common myths and misconceptions.


    Learning Objectives:

    1.      List three benefits of board certification in Neuropsychology, whether to the profession, the public, or the practitioner.

    2.      Describe the four steps to board certification.

    3.      Identify at least two resources to help applicants through the board certification process.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Lynn Schaefer is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and is Director of Neuropsychology at Nassau University Medical Center.  She holds academic appointments as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and as Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook Medicine.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  Her clinical and research interests are in the assessment and remediation of neurobehavioral disorders, such as brain injury and dementia, and in the determination of decision-making capacity. She has authored peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and held multiple leadership roles in state and national professional organizations for neuropsychology.

    This course is offered for 1.0 CE credits (1 hour)

    $10 fee for NYSAN members

    $30 fee for non-members

    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.* 


    • January 01, 2025
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    Cognitive biases are psychological errors in perception and judgment whereby humans automatically and unconsciously make meaning where meaning does not exist. Clinical neuropsychologists are no less susceptible to such errors in judgment. For example, it is unusual but not uncommon to see causality where there is only correlation or to ascribe human attributes to inanimate objects such as data. Such tendencies can get us in trouble when subjectivity outweighs objectivity in the neuropsychological assessment. This presentation helps to minimize pitfalls of bias and judgment. Two important scientific and clinical rules of thumb are presented to maximize the precision of data reporting and strengthen the objectivity of data description for clinicians and laypeople alike.

      • Learning Objectives:

      • 1)      Clarify the difference between standardized data and the clinical interpretation of standardized data

      • 2)  Understand the purpose and application of why test publishers use various standardized metrics to strengthen datapoint precision, clarity and interpretation

      • 3)  Apply appropriate descriptor terms—such as “normal”, abnormal”, “average”, “superior”, and “impaired”—when referring to clinical data, clinical conditions, and the examinee in a neuropsychological assessment

      • 4) Eliminate ambiguity when describing standardized data versus clinical findings to professionals and laypeople

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Layman is a clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice assessing and treating complex neurological and psychological trauma in individuals, couples and families. He has worked in mental health for over 35 years and as a neuropsychologist for the past 20 years. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. He teaches clinical neuropsychology topics for interns at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and he has served as past-president (2016) and currently serves on the Committee for Communication and Social Media for the New York State Association of Neuropsychology.


    This course is offered for 1.0 CE credits (1 hour)

    $10 fee for NYSAN members

    $30 fee for non-members


    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.* 


    • January 01, 2025
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    Abstract:

    This presentation reviews current diagnostic criteria and typical presentations of common Functional Neurological Disorders (FNDs). Current conceptualization models for understanding the development and maintenance of FND symptoms are reviewed and critiqued. The presenter demonstrates the applicability of an integrated model in clinical settings through the use of case examples. Research has demonstrated that initial diagnosis and psychoeducation regarding FND is crucial in success of future treatment; therefore, this presentation focuses on best practices regarding delivery of diagnosis. Finally, emphasis on the impact of sociocultural factors in understanding and conceptualizing FNDs is highlighted


    Learning Objectives:

    1) Define and describe common presentations of Functional Neurological Disorders (FNDs)

    2) Critique current models of conceptualizing FNDs, including the role of stigma and healthcare inequities

    3) Describe the ways in which various cultural, political, and sociodemographic factors may influence the development and presentation of FND symptoms

    4) Apply the best practice principles to their clinical work with patients with FNDs

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Stinson is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist within the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine who specializes in evaluation of the cognitive and neurobehavioral status of patients presenting with a wide range of neurodegenerative conditions. As a clinician, she has the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams to help ensure patients and families receive the best care possible. Clinical specialties include differential diagnosis of dementia and the evaluation of patients with epilepsy and brain tumors, including intraoperative mapping of motor, somatosensory, and language abilities. Through these responsibilities, she has had the opportunity to supervise learners across training levels and help them appreciate the important contributions neuropsychology makes to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Clinical specialties continue to inform her research interests, which include the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of caregiver stress, predicting postoperative outcomes in epilepsy surgical patients, and designing effective supervision models for training in clinical neuropsychology.

    This course is offered for 1.0 CE credits (1 hour)

    $10 fee for NYSAN members

    $30 fee for non-members


    *New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

    *NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.* 


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