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    • 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.* 


    • 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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    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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    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
    • 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
    • 7:00 PM
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    New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN) presents

     a self-study webinar with:

    Stephanie Nelson, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPdN

    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

    $10 for NYSAN members

    $30 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
    • 7:00 PM
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    New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN) presents

     a self-study webinar with:

    Allan Yozawitz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

    Current Emotional Status WNL = We Never Looked!

    Assessment of current emotional status often is a neglected part of the neuropsychological evaluation.  Sometimes it is completely neglected, other times it only consists of self and of informant ratings, and occasionally it consists of biased interpretations as well as misattributions because of secondary gain considerations.  This presentation focuses on the detection of key behaviors and of their physical and neurological substrates to more confidently assess current emotional status and inform appropriate treatment.   

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Critique the employment of self-rating scales for assessing depression and other affective states.

    2.      Gauge affective states on an arousal continuum to inform treatment.

    3.      Describe and differentiate different types of delusions and hallucinations.

    4.      Employ a semi-structured interview to assess behavior pathology.

    5.      Discuss why bipolar disorder diagnoses often are missed.   

      

    Speaker Bio:

    Allan Yozawitz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist in private practice for 43 years.  He evaluates children, adults, and geriatric patients with developmental and learning disabilities, head injuries, toxic environmental exposure, stroke, dementia, and multiple other disorders of brain function.  He holds academic appointments as an associate professor at Upstate Medical University and at Syracuse University.  Dr. Yozawitz was Director of the Neuropsychology Unit at Hutchings Psychiatric Center for 26 years where he pioneered the application of neuropsychological assessment and cognitive habilitation interventions to psychiatric patients.   Through task force memberships and leadership appointments in national/ international neuropsychological organizations and leadership roles with the NYS Board for Psychology, he participated in developing guidelines for education, accreditation, and credentialing in neuropsychology and clinical psychology.  Dr. Yozawitz was a DSM-IV work group adviser on: (1) delirium, dementia, amnestic and other cognitive disorders, and (2) disorders usually first diagnosed during infancy, childhood, or adolescence.  He was Director of Continuing Education for the International Neuropsychological Society, served on the editorial board of three neuropsychology journals, was a reviewer for six other psychology journals, and authored book chapters/research papers on a variety of academic and professional topics.  Dr. Yozawitz established the first federally funded doctoral training program in clinical neuropsychology (at Cornell University).  He is a recently elected Fellow of APA Division 40 and past president of the New York State Association of Neuropsychology also serving on its board of directors. 

     

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

    $15 for NYSAN members / $30 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
    • 7:00 PM
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    New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN) presents

     a self-study webinar with:

    Chriscelyn Tussey, Ph.D., ABPP

     Using Positive Ethics to Address Contemporary Issues in Neuropsychology

    The field of neuropsychology is ever evolving, and we owe it to our patients and clients to aspire to the highest standards of service delivery. One important approach to help reach this goal is to be proactive in our ethical practice. Positive ethics push us to strive toward ethical ideals, rather than simply reacting when we are faced with such dilemmas. This webinar will review several contemporary ethical issues in our field, with attention to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. The application of positive ethics will be examined, along with review of a decision-making model to utilize when we encounter inevitable ethical quandaries. The applicability of this proactive approach will be exemplified through case examples.


    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.      Describe several contemporary ethical issues relevant to neuropsychology.
    • 2.       Explain positive ethics and review a decision-making model that can assist in ethical practice and problem solving.
    • 3.      Discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in ethical neuropsychology practice.
    • 4.      Utilize real-world examples to illustrate how applying positive ethics can enhance the delivery of neuropsychological services

              Speaker Bio:

     Dr. Tussey is the founder of Metropolitan Forensic and Neuropsychological Consultation, PLLC. She is the former Director of Psychological Assessment at Bellevue Hospital Center and currently maintains an appointment as Clinical Instructor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She is a clinical neuropsychologist and a board-certified forensic psychologist. Dr. Tussey completed formal postdoctoral fellowships in both Forensic Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. She has been qualified as an expert witness in State and Federal courts. She is an invited speaker at local and national conferences and has published on forensic and neuropsychological topics. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University. Dr. Tussey has held leadership positions in both forensic and neuropsychological organizations. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), where she currently serves on the Leadership and Ambassador Development (LEAD) Program Task Force and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Task Force. She is also a faculty member of the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP).


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

    $15 for NYSAN members / $30 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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