About Course #B4230
Release Date: July 11, 2016
Expiration Date: July 11, 2019
Clinical neuropsychology is a field that combines skills and perspectives from neurobiology, clinical psychology, neuropsychiatry, and behavioral neurology. This informative and practical course discusses what happens during a typical neuropsychological evaluation, how and when to make a referral to a neuropsychologist, and how to read a neuropsychological report. The functional organization of the brain is clearly described with accompanying illustrations that are useful for clients and practitioners. Brain circuitry is described, including the language circuit and brain damage. Participants will learn about the components of a neuropsychological evaluation, such as reviewing patient records; conducting a clinical interview; selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting tests; making behavioral observations; writing reports; providing feedback; and educating clients, families, and other team members.
This intermediate-level course describes the etiology, course, and prevalence of common disorders across the lifespan and discusses their diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. The course discusses disorders in pediatric neuropsychology, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and psychiatric comorbidities. Social workers, counselors, therapists, and psychologists who treat adults and geriatric patients will benefit from discussions of traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
New Jersey Social Workers - This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1859 from 05/03/2018 to 05/03/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 3
- Define clinical neuropsychology.
- Discuss the historical development of the field of neuropsychology and the unique training requirements for clinical neuropsychologists.
- Identify major neuroanatomical features of the brain and their functional significance.
- Explain the core steps in clinical neuropsychological evaluations.
- Describe common neuropsychological disorders in children and adolescents.
- Describe common neuropsychological disorders in young and older adults.
Rebecca E. Ready, PhD, ABPP-CN,
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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