Courses


Luria Neuroscience Institute announces video courses about the brain and the mind by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP. The courses are intended for the mental health professionals concerned with brain health and brain disorders: psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and other clinicians and researchers. Each video course takes 3 hours and 3 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours will be awarded for each.

Video Course: Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes

Topics covered:
  1. Executive functions and frontal-lobe functions: are they the same?
  2. Components of executive functions (planning, impulse control, working memory, and others).
  3. Novel approaches to understanding the frontal-lobe functions.
  4. Executive functions, laterality, and sex differences.
  5. Regulation of emotions: frontal lobes and amygdala.
  6. Executive functions in development and aging.

Video Course: Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders

Topics covered:
  1. Executive dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome).
  2. Executive dysfunction in dementias (Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia).
  3. Executive dysfunction in cerebrovascular disorders (CVA, aneurisms).
  4. Executive dysfunction in traumatic brain injury (reticulo-frontal disconnection syndrome).
  5. Executive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, affective disorders).
  6. Executive dysfunction in movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease).

Video Course: Laterality and Functional Organization of the Brain

Topics covered:
  1. Where the traditional notions of hemispheric specialization got it wrong.
  2. Functional laterality and brain anatomy.
  3. Novel approaches to hemispheric specialization.
  4. How the two hemispheres develop and age.
  5. Laterality and gender and handedness differences.
  6. Laterality and regulation of emotions.

Video Course: Laterality and Brain Dysfunction

Topics covered:
  1. Laterality and learning disabilities (dyslexias vs NVLD).
  2. Laterality and dementias: Is fronto-temporal dementia lateralized?
  3. Laterality and striatal disorders (Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome).
  4. Major cerebrovascular disorders and cerebral hemispheres.
  5. Laterality and neuropsychiatric disorders: Schizophrenia and the left hemisphere.
  6. Laterality and differential functional breakdown threshold.

Continuing Education Credits (CE credits)

Continuing Education credits (CE credits) are being offered through PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER). PER is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PER maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PER is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and a co-sponsor of this program. PER may award NBCC approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements (Approval # 5536). Please check with your state counseling board to see if they accept the NBCC providership.

Click here to read more about CE credits for mental health professionals