Current Emotional Status WNL = We Never Looked! (Self-Study Webinar)

  • January 01, 2025
  • 7:00 PM



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.* 

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