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 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 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

Duration:
6 hours per segment, 8 parts, 48 hours total

Time:
11am – 6pm EDT (10am – 5pm CDT / 8am – 3pm PDT) with a lunch break and 2 short breaks.

Dates:
March 30, 2019 / April 13, 2019 / April 20, 2019 / April 27, 2019 / May 11, 2019 / May 18, 2019 / May 25, 2019 / June 8, 2019

Fees:
$450 for a segment (6 hours); or $3,360 for the whole 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.

 

March 30, 2019. Basic neuroanatomy. Perception and agnosias. Motor functions and apraxias. Language and aphasias.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Basic functional neuroanatomy.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Major brain structures and neurotransmitters and their contributions to neural computation.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 Perception and perceptual disorders.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Agnosias, cerebral hemispheres, and distributed mechanisms of perception.

April 13, 2019. Executive functions.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 The deciding brain.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Neural mechanisms of executive functions of the frontal lobes and dysexecutive syndromes.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 Main dysexecutive syndromes.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Agent-centered decision making.

April 20, 2019. Executive functions (continuation). Hemispheric specialization.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Executive functions and novelty.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Executive functions and creativity.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 The bicameral brain. Structural and functional hemispheric asymmetries.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Novel approaches to hemispheric specialization.

April 27, 2019. Hemispheric specialization (continuation). Emotions.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Hemispheric specialization (continued).
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Laterality and evolution.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 Laterality and brain dysfunction.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 The emotional brain. Limbic and cortical contributions to emotional regulation.

May 11, 2019. Arousal and attention. Memory and amnesias. Cognitive aging and neuroplasticity.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Attention and attentional disorders. Voluntary attention and ADHD. Automatic attention and hemiinattention.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Memory and amnesias. Neuroanatomical components of memory circuits.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 Types of memory and amnesias.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Cognitive aging. Current concepts of neuroplasticity. Factors behind healthy cognitive aging.

May 18, 2019. Dementias. Cerebrovascular disorders.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Major dementias. Alzheimer’s disease.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Lewy body, frontotemporal, cerebrovascular, and mixed dementias. Mild Neurocognitive Impairment (mNCI) and its relationship to dementias.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 Cerebrovascular disorders.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and transient ischemic attack (TIA). Aneurisms and AVM’s.

May 25, 2019. Traumatic Brain Injury. Neuropsychiatric disorders.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Neuroanatomy, subtypes, natural history, cognitive profiles, and diagnosis.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Forensic aspects of TBI.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 Neuropsychiatric disorders. Schizophrenias; diagnostic and differential diagnosis issues.
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Affective disorders; diagnostic and differential diagnosis issues.

June 8, 2019. Neurodevelopmental disorders. Infectious encephalopathies, neoplasms, movement disorders, and seizures. Addictions.

Agenda
11:00 – 12:30 Neurodevelopmental disorders. Dyslexias, non-verbal learning disabilities.
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 14:00 Autism, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome.
14:00 – 14:30 Lunch break.
14:30 – 16:00 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 Break
16:15 – 18:00 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.