neuropsychology webinar

Webinar: Creativity and Cognition

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Webinar by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP

3 Continuing Education Credits are being offered for this course.

Date: November 23, 2016 (Wednesday).
Time: 1pm – 4pm EST (12pm – 3pm Central Time / 10am – 1pm Pacific Time).
Fee: $145 for a three-hour course. For those requiring CE credits, there is a separate $15 processing fee charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

 
Description:
Creativity is a complex construct involving multiple components. We will discuss the various components of creativity. Creativity is not a monolithic trait; there are many paths to creativity. Even the most innovative creative individual ahead of his or her society is a product of that society. We will discuss the relationship between individual creativity, cognition, and the host culture. In order to be recognized by society as creative, a scientific or artistic product has to be novel. But novelty alone is not sufficient; the product must also be relevant. We will discuss the relationship between creativity, novelty, and salience. The relationship between creativity and intelligence has intrigued psychologists for decades. We will discuss this relationship, as well as the limitations of current approaches – intelligence defined as IQ and creativity as performance on “divergent thinking” tests. The connection between creativity and psychopathology has intrigued scientists, clinicians, and the general public for years. We will discuss the evidence for and against this relationship, as well as the possible brain mechanisms behind it. Can creativity be enhanced? We will discuss some of the programs designed to enhance creativity, or at least it components and prerequisites. Is creativity is the unique attribute of human cognition? This point of view may flatter our feeling of exceptionalism but rudimentary creativity may be present already in other species. We will review the evidence.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Creativity and society.
  2. Creativity deconstructed.
  3. Creativity, innovation, and salience.
  4. Creativity and intelligence.
  5. Creativity and psychopathology.
  6. Enhancing creativity?
  7. Evolutionary roots of creativity.

Target Audience:
Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Cognitive Neuroscientists, Social Workers, and other clinicians and researchers.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help you:

  1. Describe the main components of the creative process.
  2. Describe the relationship between individual creativity and culture.
  3. Describe the relationship between creativity and intelligence.
  4. Describe the evolutionary roots of creativity.

About Your Instructor

The series of mental health courses and workshops are provided by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP (wikipedia) with the participation of additional select faculty. Elkhonon Goldberg is a clinical neuropsychologist and a cognitive neuroscientist with more than 30 years of experience. Goldberg’s clinical practice spans the whole range of neuropsychological disorders, including traumatic brain injury, dementias, neurodevelopmental disorders, and forensic neuropsychology. Goldberg research includes cortical organization, hemispheric specialization, frontal lobes, memory, traumatic brain injury, dementias, schizophrenia, and other topics. Goldberg has authored several influential books and published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Goldberg is also a sought-after educator who lectures worldwide. He was a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Sydney and has taught at other major universities worldwide. He has mentored a number of students and post-doctoral trainees, many of whom have become prominent neuropsychologists and neuroscientists in their own right. Elkhonon Goldberg is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology of New York University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a recipient of The Copernicus Prize for his “contributions to interdisciplinary dialogue between neurosciences and neuropsychology, and the Tempos Hominis medal for international medical sciences education.” He is a foreign member of The Venetian Institute of Science, Literature and Arts. His books The Executive Brain (2001), The Wisdom Paradox (2005), and The New Executive Brain (2009) have been translated into close to 20 languages. He co-authored (with Alvaro Fernandez) The SharpBrains Guide to Cognitive Fitness and is the Chief Scientific Adviser of www.sharpbrains.com Elkhonon Goldberg was a student and close associate of Alexander Luria, one of the “founding fathers” of neuropsychology as a scientific discipline.

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Continuing Education Credits (CE Credits)

3 CE Credits are being offered for each webinar.
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. The participant will be able to print out the certificate immediately after filling out a short quiz. There is a separate $15 processing fee charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.

Social Workers
This organization, R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) (www.aswb.org), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval period: April 15, 2015 – April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 3 contact hours live Webinar.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 3 clock hours, #RCST110701.

Counselors / Marriage and Family Therapists
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 3 hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 3 clock hours, #RCST110701.
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for 3 CEHs. CAADAC is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 3 hours general. Expires 3/31/2017. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 3 CE Hours.

Nurses
(Some Nursing Boards are reciprocal with other states – check your board to confirm)
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 3 contact hours.

Dentists
(Some Dental Boards are reciprocal with other states – check your board to confirm)
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. 3 CE Hours.

Occupational Therapists
R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for 3 CE Clock Hours (1 Clock Hour = .1 AOTA CEUs). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Speech and Language Pathologists
This activity may be used to meet the ASHA certification maintenance requirement if you determine that (1) the content is relevant to your area of practice and your practice setting and (2) you are in your 3-year maintenance interval. You do not need prior approval from ASHA to use this activity. The activity is offered for 3 Certification Maintenance Hours (CMH), and you will be provided with the appropriate documentation of attendance. For more information on acceptable activities and your record keeping responsibilities, contact ASHA at 800-498-2071 or cccmaintenance@asha.org.

Disability Access
If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Grievances
If a participant is not satisfied with the program and explains why, a full refund will be issued upon request made within 30 days of registration. Please contact us at 800-906-5866 or info@lninstitute.org.

Please Note
Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.