8-Day Online Workshop “Brain and Cognition in Health and Disease”

This 8-day online lecture sequence covers a wide range of topics on the relationship between the brain and the mind in health and disease. Brain mechanisms of major cognitive functions will be reviewed. Brain mechanisms and cognitive characteristics of major disorders affecting cognition will also be reviewed.

The workshop 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.

48 CE credits are offered for completion of the 8-day program (6 CE credits per day) for most mental health professions. The participants will be able to print out the certificate immediately after filling out a short quiz. The fee is $3,360 for an 8-day sequence / $450 for a single day (6 hours) participation. There is a separate $8 processing fee per day / 6 CE credits charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

Format:
online workshop

Dates:
November 10, 2018 / November 11, 2018 / November 24, 2018 / November 25, 2018 / December 8, 2018 / December 9, 2018 / December 15, 2018 / December 16, 2018

Time:
11am – 6pm EST (10am – 5pm CST / 8am – 3pm PST) with a lunch break and 2 short breaks.

Fees:
$450 for a single day (6 hours) participation; or $3,360 for the 8-day sequence.
For those requiring CE credits, there is a separate $8 processing fee per day / 6 CE credits charged by CE credit sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars.

 

November 10, 2018. Basic neuroanatomy. Perception and agnosias.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – Basic functional neuroanatomy.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Major brain structures and neurotransmitters and their contributions to neural computation.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Perception and perceptual disorders.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Agnosias, cerebral hemispheres, and distributed mechanisms of perception.

November 11, 2018. Motor functions and apraxias. Language and aphasias.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – Motor functions and motor disorders.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Apraxias and hierarchic organization of motor control and action.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Language and language disorders.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Aphasias and distributed nature of the mechanisms of language.

November 24, 2018. Executive functions and hemispheric specialization.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – The deciding brain.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Neural mechanisms of executive functions of the frontal lobes and dysexecutive syndromes.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – The bicameral brain. Structural and functional hemispheric asymmetries.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Novel approaches to hemispheric specialization.

November 25, 2018. Emotions and attention.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – The emotional brain. Limbic and cortical contributions to emotional regulation.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Laterality and emotional control.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Attention and attentional disorders.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Voluntary attention and ADHD. Automatic attention and hemiinattention.

December 8, 2018. Memory and amnesias. Cognitive aging and neuroplasticity.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – Memory and amnesias. Neuroanatomical components of memory circuits.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Types of memory and amnesias.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Brain development and aging.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Current concepts of neuroplasticity. Factors behind healthy cognitive aging.

December 9, 2018. Dementias.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – Major dementias. Alzheimer’s disease.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Lewy body, frontotemporal, cerebrovascular, and mixed dementias. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and its relationship to dementias.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Cerebrovascular disorders.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Aneurisms and AVM’s.

December 15, 2018. Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuropsychiatric disorders.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Neuroanatomy, subtypes, natural history, cognitive profiles, and diagnosis.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Forensic aspects of TBI.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Neuropsychiatric disorders. Schizophrenias; diagnostic and differential diagnosis issues.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Affective disorders; diagnostic and differential diagnosis issues.

December 16, 2018. Neurodevelopmental disorders. Infectious encephalopathies, neoplasms, movement disorders, and seizures. Addictions.

Agenda
(exact mapping of topics into dates and time slots may not always be possible, as some topics may be longer or shorter than implied)
11:00 – 12:30 EST – Neurodevelopmental disorders. Dyslexias, non-verbal learning disabilities.
12:30 – 12:45 EST – Break.
12:45 – 14:00 EST – Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome.
14:00 – 14:30 EST – Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 EST – Infectious diseases of the brain. Bacterial (Lyme), viral (HIV and Herpes Simplex), prion (Jacob-Kreuzfeld) encephalopathies. Seizures and their effect on cognition. Classification, neurobiology, and cognitive profiles. Diagnostic and differential diagnosis issues.
16:00 – 16:15 EST – Break.
16:15 – 18:00 EST – Neoplasms and their effects on cognition. Types of brain tumors and their effects on cognition. Movement disorders. Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ALS and their effects on cognition. Addictions and substance abuse. Alcohol abuse and Korsakoff syndrome.

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. 48 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. 48 clock hours.

Social Workers
This organization, R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018 – April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 52 continuing education clock hours.
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 48 contact hours live in-person or live online
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 48 clock hours, #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. 48 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. 48 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. 48 contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 48 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 48 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. 48 contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for 48 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, 48 hours 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 48 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 48 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. 48 CE hours.

Occupational Therapists
R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for 48 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 48 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 800-498-2071 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.