Thursday, June 18, 2020
1.5 CE Credit
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Positive Neuropsychology: Orienting Toward Brain and Cognitive Health
John J. Randolph, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Randolph Neuropsychology Associates, PLLC
While positive psychology has experienced considerable growth and empirical support over the past 20 years, related principles have been adopted inconsistently by those working in neuropsychology and other clinical neurosciences. The present seminar will clarify an orientation to neuropsychological practice focused on the study and promotion of brain and cognitive health—positive neuropsychology—that incorporates perspectives from positive psychology. First, the concept of cognitive health will be examined in the context of developments in positive psychology and the neuropsychological literature. This will be followed by discussion of an evidence-based model (C.A.P.E. model) that delineates four key domains of brain and cognitive health. Recent and historical research covering these domains will be discussed as related to healthy and neuropsychiatric populations. Practical cognitive and lifestyle strategies that can promote executive and other cognitive abilities will be reviewed, including a discussion of ways to incorporate related interventions into one’s professional repertoire.
After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the emerging field of positive neuropsychology.
2. List four key domains of brain and cognitive health promotion.
3. Explain lifestyle factors and practical strategies associated with neuropsychological health, and identify ways to incorporate these strategies into clinical practice.
This webinar is intended for neuropsychologists and other professionals interested in learning about foundations and applications of positive neuropsychology.
Dr. John Randolph
is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is a Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and a National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow. He is editor of the professional reference, Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health, and author of the recently released general audience book, The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life. His research has focused on contributors to cognitive health and resilience, metacognition, executive functioning, and cognitive and neuroimaging aspects of multiple sclerosis. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology (neuropsychology specialization) from Washington State University, and completed clinical and research fellowships in neuropsychology and neuroimaging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
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