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Video Course: Creativity and the Brain

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Video course by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP

3 Continuing Education Credits are being offered for this course. The participant will be able to print out the certificate immediately after filling out a short quiz.

Fee: $95 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:
Numerous claims have been made in the scientific and popular literature, linking creativity to specific brain structures. Which among these claims are accurate and which are tabloid oversimplifications? The multicomponential nature of creativity implies that multiple brain structures are involved. The right hemisphere has a preferential relationship to novelty-seeking. We will discuss the evidence for, and the mechanisms of this relationship. The prefrontal cortex is critical for decision making and for determining what is important. We will discuss the mechanisms of how this happens. Even the most original innovation is built on previously accumulated knowledge and concepts. The left hemisphere is particularly important as the “repository” of such knowledge. What is the relationship between the deliberate and effortful vs. the unconscious and spontaneous? These two complementary components of the creative process may be related to the hyperfrontal vs. hypofrontal brain states. We will discuss this relationship. Is there a genetic basis for creativity? This question is closely linked to another one: the genetic basis of intelligence. We will discuss both questions. The age of a solitary genius is mostly over. Increasingly the creative process is a team process both in science, industry, and the arts. We will discuss the nascent research into group creativity.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Facts and fads of creativity.
  2. Creativity, novelty, and the right hemisphere.
  3. Salience, decision making, and the frontal lobes.
  4. “Standing on the shoulders of giants” and the left hemisphere.
  5. Perspiration and inspiration: hyperfrontality and hypofrontality.
  6. Creativity and the genes.
  7. Group 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 relationship between novelty seeking, creativity, and the right hemisphere.
  2. Describe the relationship between the decision making, creativity, and the frontal lobes.
  3. Describe the concepts of hyperfrontality and hypofrontality in innovation and creativity.
  4. Describe the evidence for and against genetic basis of creativity and intelligence.

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.