Webinar “COVID-19 and Brain Dysfunction: Evolving Understanding”

Knowledge about the impact of COVID-19 on the brain is rapidly accumulating and this is reflected in the increasing use of the term “neuro-COVID.” In this webinar, we review the expanding understanding of the multiple ways in which COVID-19 affects the human brain, discuss the likelihood of long-term and very long-term sequelae of neuro-COVID, and their implications for cognitive functions. We discuss the international effort currently underway to meet the long-term challenges of neuro-COVID and the potential role of neuropsychology in addressing them.

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 by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. The fee for the webinar is $165. There is no additional fee for the production of a CE certificate.
R. Cassidy Seminars are CE Sponsors for the American Psychological Association and recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved provider of continuing education for psychologists, psychoanalysts, social workers, NY-LMHCs, NY-LMFTs and creative arts therapists (see below).
The webinar is intended for professionals concerned with mental health and with brain and brain disorders.
The course content level: Intermediate.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Format:
online webinar

Date and time:
July 10, 2021 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)

Fee:
$165 for a three-hour webinar. There is no additional fee for the production of a CE certificate.

 
 

COVID-19 and Brain Dysfunction: Evolving Understanding

COVID-19 is a viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has become
a global pandemic affecting all of us. While it has been originally characterized as respiratory
illness, a growing body of evidence suggests that the brain may also be affected. In this webinar
we will discuss the concept of “neuro-COVID” and examine the emerging evidence of COVID-19
impact on the human brain and the multiple clinical neurological and neuropsychological
manifestations of this impact. In particular, we will discuss the potential for long-term
neurocognitive sequelae of neuro-COVID and the role of neuropsychology in addressing them.
In addition, we will briefly review the impact of diseases caused by other coronaviruses (SARS,
MERS) on the brain.

Agenda
First 90 min:
COVID-19 pandemic and the brain.
Brain as the target of COVID-19.
Direct vs indirect mechanisms of brain damage in COVID-19.
Primary mechanisms of brain infection: transsynaptic vs hematogenous.
Mechanisms of infection: the role of ACE2 receptor.
15 min break
Last 90 min:
COVID-19 and immune response.
Clinical neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of COVID-19.
Introducing “Neuro-COVID”.
Long-term sequelae of Neuro-COVID.
Other coronaviruses and the brain: SARS, MERS.
Other viruses and the brain: HIV, and HSV.

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.

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
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 3 clock hours. Live online.

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 and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
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 and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
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 & 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.