Webinars “Executive Functions and Frontal Lobes in Health and Disease”

The Luria Neuroscience Institute is pleased to introduce a 5-day webinar sequence about the brain and the mind. The webinars are intended primarily for professionals concerned with mental health and with the brain and brain disorders, but they are open to the members of the general public.

The webinars will feature 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 published in 21 languages.

Each 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. The fee for the 5-day webinar sequence is $825 (or $180 for a three-hour webinar). There is a separate $15 processing fee charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

Format:
online webinars (5-day sequence)

Fee:
$825 for the whole 5-day sequence (or $180 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.

Date and time:
October 12, 2019 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)
October 19, 2019 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)
October 26, 2019 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)
November 16, 2019 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)
November 24, 2019 (Saturday) from 12pm to 3:15pm Eastern Time (11am – 2:15pm Central Time, 9am – 12:15pm Pacific Time)

 

Executive Functions and Frontal Lobes in Health and Disease

Executive functions represent the highest level of cognitive control and involve goal formation, planning, mental flexibility, impulse control, working memory. Executive functions are mediated by the prefrontal cortex and related structures. In this webinar we will examine their cognitive composition, neural mechanisms, changes throughout the lifespan, and gender differences. We will also examine how executive functions become impaired in a wide range of neurological, neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurogeriatric disorders.

October 12 Agenda
General review of the neural basis of executive functions: frontal lobes and related structures.
Executive functions in evolution: frontal lobes and the striatum.
Subdivisions of the prefrontal cortex and major frontal-lobe syndromes.
From modules to networks. Large-scale networks: Central Executive, Default Mode, and others.
Elements of executive functions: models of the future, generativity, mental flexibility, impulse control, and others. Q & A.

October 19 Agenda
New ideas in the cognitive neuroscience of executive functions.
Decision making in novel and ambiguous environments. Agent-centered decision making.
Lateralization of frontal-lobe structure and function.
Sex and handedness differences.
Frontal lobes and emotions. Q & A.

October 26 Agenda
The working memory conundrum: working memory in animals and humans.
Intelligence and the frontal lobes.
Creativity and the frontal lobes: hyperfrontality, hypofrontality and the creative spark.
Frontal lobes and the lifespan: how neurobiology and environment interact in the age of innovation.
Frontal lobes and consciousness. Q & A.

November 16 Agenda
Executive dysfunction in neurodevelopmental syndromes.
The triple-decker: overcoming the fragmentation of clinical neuroscience and connecting the dots.
Rethinking Tourette syndrome and its relationship to ADHD.
Executive dysfunction in dementias: Alzheimer’s disease; Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease; Frontotemporal degeneration. Q & A.

November 23 Agenda
Executive dysfunction in traumatic brain injury. The “mild TBI” conundrum.
Executive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders: schizophrenia and affective disorders.
Executive function assessment tools. Their strengths, limitations, and what the new “frontal-lobe” assessment tools should target. Agent-centered cognition. Q & A.

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in each day, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out each day 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. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

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. (15) 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. (15) clock hours.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state SW Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 15 contact hours live in-person or live online
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (15) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state Counselor/MFT boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and below.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, 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 Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (15) 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. (15) contact hours.
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. (15) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (15) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 15 CE hours. Provider #151

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. (15) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0215 for (15) 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, (15) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020. 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 (15) 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 (15) 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. (15) CE Hours.

Occupational Therapists
R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for (15) 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 # 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 800-498-1571 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.

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.