Live Webinars

In response to numerous requests for brief introductory webinars, the Luria Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce one-hour webinars on Saturdays. The programs are intended primarily for professionals concerned with mental health and with brain and brain disorders, but they are also 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 is 1 hour long and 1 CE Credit will be awarded for each. The participants will be able to print out the certificate immediately after filling out a short quiz. The fee for each webinar is $45 ($85 for two / $120 for three / $150 for all four webinars). There is a separate $5 processing fee charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

Format:
online webinar

Fee:
$45 for one webinar / $85 for two / $120 for three / $150 for all four webinars. For those requiring CE credits, there is a separate $5 processing fee charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

 

Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes: A Brief Review

September 29 (Saturday) at 1pm – 2pm Eastern Time (noon – 1pm Central Time / 10am – 11am Pacific Time)

Executive functions represent the highest level of cognitive control and involve goal formation, planning, decision-making, 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, and changes throughout the lifespan. We will discuss the role played by different subdivisions of the prefrontal cortex and related subcortical structures. We will review the role of the prefrontal cortex in large-scale neural networks and their relationship to various cognitive processes, as well as different types of decision-making and the novel research approaches aimed at understanding them.

Agenda
1:00 – 1:10 pm Executive functions and frontal-lobe functions: are they the same?
1:10 – 1:25 pm Components of executive functions (planning, impulse control, working memory, and others).
1:25 – 1:35 pm Novel approaches to understanding the frontal-lobe functions.
1:35 – 1:50 pm Frontal lobes and large-scale networks (Central Executive, Default Mode, and others).
1:50 – 2:00 pm Executive functions in development and aging.

Dementias: A Brief Review

September 29 (Saturday) at 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern Time (1:30pm – 2:30pm Central Time / 11:30am – 12:30pm Pacific Time).

Dementias are among the most prevalent neurocognitive disorders presenting a unique set of clinical and societal challenges. In this webinar we will review several major types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia and its relationship to Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, and others. For each of these disorders we will discuss the underlying neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, and cognitive characteristics. We will also discuss cognitive aging, as well as both protective and risk factors associated with it.

Agenda
2:30 – 2:40 pm Epidemiology and demographics of dementias.
2:40 – 2:55 pm Alzheimer’s disease: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
2:55 – 3:10 pm Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
3:10 – 3:20 pm Fronto-temporal dementia: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.
3:20 – 3:30 pm Vascular dementia: neurobiology, epidemiology, natural history, neurocognitive characteristics, and diagnosis.

Executive Dysfunction in Brain Disorders: A Brief Review

October 13 (Saturday) at 1pm – 2pm Eastern Time (noon – 1pm Central Time / 10am – 11am Pacific Time)

Executive functions are the most fragile of all cognitive functions. They are affected in a wide range of neurological, psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurogeriatric disorders. In this webinar we will examine how executive functions are affected in various dementias (including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and Frontotemporal dementia); traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, neuropsychiatric disorders (including schizophrenia and affective disorders), infectious encephalopathies, seizure disorders, and other clinical conditions.

Agenda
1:00 – 1:10 pm Executive dysfunction in dementias (Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal, Lewy bodies).
1:10 – 1:25 pm Executive dysfunction in traumatic brain injury (how mild is “mild” TBI?)
1:25 – 1:35 pm Executive dysfunction in cerebrovascular disorders.
1:35 – 1:50 pm Executive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders.(schizophrenia, affective disorders).
1:50 – 2:00 pm Executive dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome).

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Brief Review

October 13 (Saturday) at 2:30pm – 3:30pm Eastern Time (1:30pm – 2:30pm Central Time / 11:30am – 12:30pm Pacific Time).

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a highly prevalent condition sometimes referred to as a “silent epidemic.” In this webinar we will review various types of TBI (closed, open, blast); various causes and unique characteristics of motor vehicle accidents, workplace-related, military and sports TBI; various mechanisms of TBI (diffuse axonal injury, contre-coup, neurometabolic cascade); cognitive characteristics (particularly executive and memory impairment); recovery from TBI and long-term outcomes; and forensic issues commonly associated with TBI.

Agenda
2:30 – 2:40 pm Types of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Severity and criteria of traumatic brain injury (TBI): mild, moderate, severe.
2:40 – 2:55 pm Causes and mechanisms of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
2:55 – 3:10 pm Cognitive impairment in traumatic brain injury (TBI).
3:10 – 3:20 pm Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
3:20 – 3:30 pm Military traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Forensic issues in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out 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.

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. 1 CE hour.

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. 1 clock hour.

Social Workers
NJ: is reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB 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 1 contact hour live in-person or live online
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 1 clock hour, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB 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 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. 1 hour.
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. 1 contact hour.
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. 1 contact hour.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 1 clock hour, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 1 CE hour. 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. 1 contact hour

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for 1 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, 1 hour general. Expires 3/31/2019. 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 1 CE Hour.

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 1 contact hour.

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. 1 CE Hour.

Occupational Therapists
R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for 1 CE Clock Hour (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 1 Certification Maintenance Hour (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 800-498-2071 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.