The Role of Neuropsychology in the Assessment of Competencies for Older Workers

  • October 16, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


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New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN) presents a live webinar panel with:

Susan McPherson PhD ABPP LP

Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7PM-8:30PM EST

“The Role of Neuropsychology in the Assessment of Competencies for Older Workers


Several industries have begun to address the issue of how to determine when an older adult can no longer safely engage in an occupation (e.g., physicians, airline pilots), while other industries have not initiated creation of standards (e.g., commercial drivers).This lecture will focus on the three professions with direct impact to public safety:  Airline Pilots; Physicians; Commercial Drivers (i.e., bus, truck drivers etc).  This presentation will discuss the potential role of neuropsychology in assessing older professionals.

Speaker Bio:

Susan McPherson, PhD, ABPP, LP is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist in private practice.  Dr. McPherson received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in 1990 and completed her psychology internship at the University of Minnesota.  She completed a two-year fellowship in Geriatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at UCLA in 1992.  Dr. McPherson entered the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1992 and served as the Director of the Los Angeles Area Alzheimer’s Outreach Program, the Associate Director of the Education/ Information Transfer Core and the Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory for the Alzheimer's Disease Center.  She was an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota from 2005-2012.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and was Treasurer from 2008-2014 and Program Chair for the Annual Conference from 2008-2012. She was President of the Minnesota Psychological Association and also served as treasurer and secretary.  Dr. McPherson has co-authored numerous research papers and book chapters focusing on the neuropsychological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, vascular disease and Parkinson's disease.    She is coauthor of A Practical Approach to Geriatric Neuropsychology with Deborah Koltai, PhD, ABPP. 

Learning Objectives:

1. List reasons that older adults remain in the workforce

2. List at least (6) careers with mandatory retirement ages.

3. Describe the potential impact of age on job performance in older pilots and physicians.

4. List sources of normative data for pilots and physicians.

1.5   CE credit (APA/NYSED) available

$15 for NYSAN members / $30 for non-members

Free for Student NYSAN Members/$10 For 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.* 

Financial Disclosures: Dr. McPherson receives royalties from book sales. /Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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