Webinar “Tourette, ADHD, and the Legacy of Oliver Sacks”

Tourette syndrome is an enigmatic disorder whose symptoms continue to fascinate but mechanisms remain elusive. Oliver Sacks, the famous neurologist and author, had a long-standing interest in Tourette and wrote about it both in scientific journals and in best-selling books. Some of his writings prompted a new examination of the mechanisms and symptomatology of Tourette. In this webinar we will examine the common thread between conditions traditionally regarded as unrelated: Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and focal frontal lesions. By placing them in a shared neuroscientific context, we will arrive at a new conceptualization of Tourette and its relationship to ADHD, and will identify distinct subtypes of Tourette. We will examine how dysregulation of the fronto-striatal interaction in the two
hemispheres may result in different clinical symptoms. By analogy with hemiparkinsonian syndromes, we will introduce the concept of “hemi-Tourette” syndromes, and will examine their relationship to tics vs excessive exploratory behavior. We will examine the difference between exploratory behavior and hyperactivity, and how failure to account for this difference may lead to diagnostic confusion. Much of the work described in this webinar was influenced by a 40-year long intellectual discourse and personal friendship between Oliver Sacks and Elkhonon Goldberg, which began soon after Goldberg’s arrival in the United States in 1974 and continued until Dr. Sacks’ death in 2015.

The webinar features Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP., a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have been translated into 21 languages.

The webinar takes 3 hours and 3 CE Credits will be awarded. The participant will be able to print out the certificate immediately after filling out a short quiz.

Format:
online webinar

Date and time:
November 19, 2020 (Thursday) from 2pm to 5:15pm Eastern Time (1pm – 4:15pm Central Time, 11am – 2:15pm Pacific Time)
November 21, 2020 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)

Fee:
$145 for a three-hour webinar. For those requiring CE credits, there is a separate $15 processing fee charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

 
 

Tourette, ADHD, and the Legacy of Oliver Sacks

Inspired by early insights by Oliver Sacks, we examine the relationship between frontal-lobe syndromes, Tourette syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease. This synthesis leads to a new understanding of Tourette syndrome and introduces the concept of “hemi-Tourette” variants. These variants are caused, respectively, by dysregulation in the left vs right fronto-striatal systems, and result in tics vs excessive exploratory behaviors. We examine the difference between excessive exploratory behavior and hyperactivity, and the potential for diagnostic confusion between Tourette and ADHD if this difference is not understood.

Agenda
Duality of symptoms in Tourette syndrome: tics vs exploratory behavior.
The triple-decker: Frontal lesions, Tourette syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease.
Difference between excessive exploratory behaviors and hyperactivity.
Introducing “hemi-Tourette” variants.
Clinical features of “hemi-Tourette” variants.
Clearing up the diagnostic confusion between Tourette and ADHD.

Continuing Education

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Instructor And His/Her Credentials
See under contributors.

Satisfactory Completion
Live events:
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.
Pre-recorded on-demand courses:
Participants must Log-in and Log-out, watch the entire webinar, complete a post-test with a passing grade of 75%, and complete the course evaluation in order to receive a Certificate for CE credit.
Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (3) CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (3) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees.
See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (3) 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 online.
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
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees.
See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (3) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (3) contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (3) contact hours. Live online.
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 and Family Therapists. Provider #151. (3) CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (3) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (3) CEHs. CCAPP 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 3/31/2021. 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.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 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 15 days of registration. Please contact us at 800-906-5866 or info@lninstitute.org.

Disclosure
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program

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.