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    • December 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN) presents a live webinar with:


    Dave Layman, Ph.D., ABPP

    Thursday December 9th, 2021

    7pm EST


    Reporting and Describing Standardized Data in Neuropsychological Reports for the Layman: What is Normal?


    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)

    Free for NYSAN members

    $30 fee for non-members


    Registrants can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.


    *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.*  

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