Laterality in Health and Disease (February 21, 2015)


Workshop by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP

9 Continuing Education Credits / NBCC Clock Hours are being offered for this workshop.
Dates: February 21, 2015 (Saturday).
Time: 8am – 6pm (with a lunch break and two short breaks).
Location: Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.
Fees: $425 for a nine-hour workshop.

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.
  7. Laterality and learning disabilities (dyslexias vs NVLD).
  8. Laterality and dementias: Is fronto-temporal dementia lateralized?
  9. Laterality and striatal disorders (Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome).
  10. Major cerebrovascular disorders and cerebral hemispheres.
  11. Laterality and neuropsychiatric disorders: Schizophrenia and the left hemisphere.
  12. Laterality and differential functional breakdown threshold.

Learning Objectives

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Describe biological differences between the cerebral hemispheres: morphology, connectivity, and biochemistry.
  2. Describe sex differences in hemispheric specialization: How is hemispheric laterality different in females and males.
  3. Explain the roles of the two hemispheres in learning: the role of the right hemisphere in dealing with cognitive novelty and of the left hemisphere in maintaining well-formed knowledge.
  4. Describe left hemispheric dysfunction in schizophrenia.
  5. Describe left hemispheric dysfunction in fronto-temporal dementia.
  6. Describe left hemineglect and right-hemispheric damage.
  7. Describe pseudodepression and bell indifference in lateralized frontal CVA.

About Your Instructor

The series of mental health webinars and workshops will be provided by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP (wikipedia) with the participation of additional select faculty. Elkhonon Goldberg is a highly versatile clinical neuropsychologist with more than 30 years of experience. Goldberg’s own clinical practice spans the whole range of neuropsychological disorders, including traumatic brain injury, dementias, neurodevelopmental disorders, and forensic neuropsychology. 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 TheVenetian Institute of Science, Literature and Arts. His booksThe Executive Brain(2001),The Wisdom Paradox(2005), andThe 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 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)

9 CE Credits / NBCC Clock Hours are being offered for this workshop.

Continuing Education is 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.

PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or in the catalogue or Web site). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

PER is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpepper, VA22701. ASWB Approval Period: 4/15/12 – 4/15/15. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The following recognize the ASWB program: AK, AL, AZ, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IN, IA, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, NM, NC, ND, NJ, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.

PER is approved as a Continuing Education Provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #374.

PER maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For additional CE information please call PER at 800-892-9249 or e-mail

To receive CE Certification you must complete the entire program and an evaluation of the program.

CE Certifications will be mailed out approximately 3-4 weeks after the conclusion of the program.

COURSE OUTLINE AND SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Listed separately under each course description.

TARGETED AUDIENCE: All levels of mental health professionals can benefit from the program.


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you have a special needs question or concern please contact Luria Neuroiscience Institute at 800·906·5866.

GRIEVANCES: If you have a grievance please contact Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D. at 800·906·5866 or