Securing Neuropsychology’s Future: Make it More Innovative, Relational and Creative 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by:
Karen D. Sullivan, PhD, ABPP

Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain & Memory Clinic;
I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN with Dr. Sullivan; and
Medical Chief, The Center for Provider Wellbeing, Foundation of FirstHealth

The future of neuropsychology is threatened by a payor model that increasingly rewards brevity and a trend toward “computerization” that promises diagnostic clarity from a machine, resulting in low interpersonal connection with patients and their families. These pressures could result in a fundamental change in the way neuropsychological services are delivered, jeopardizing our signature comprehensive and interpersonal assessment approach to patient care. In this webinar, the presenter will argue that what must be protected in our evaluation process is the therapeutic alliance we offer as clinical psychologists with expertise in brain/behavior relationships. By intentionally fostering the relational aspects of our work through the guideposts of interpersonal warmth, empathy, and empowerment, we can increase our effectiveness at every point in the evaluation process. Finally, by increasing the innovation of our practice we can safeguard against burnout and satisfy our own desire for a dynamic, creative professional life.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. List the three core relational goals that should be fostered in every neuropsychological evaluation
2. Design an evaluation approach that develops and builds a therapeutic alliance in the interview, testing, and feedback sessions
3. Apply strategies to increase the creativity and innovation of your practice with a specific focus on feedback recommendations

Target Audience:  Neuropsychologists at all levels of practice, including trainees.
Instructional Level:  Intermediate-Advanced 

Karen D. Sullivan, PhD, ABPP, is the creator of the award-winning I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN education program, owner of a private practice, Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain & Memory Clinic, and Medical Chief for the Center for Provider Wellbeing at the Foundation of FirstHealth. She received her doctoral degree at Boston University and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2022, Dr. Sullivan graduated from the Goldman Sachs National 10,000 Small Business entrepreneurial program. Prior to her formal education, she worked as caregiver, nursing assistant, therapeutic companion, activities director and co-director of an Adult Day Health program.

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Clinical Reasoning in Neuropsychological Assessment
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by:
Gabrielle Wilcox, PsyD, NCSP, RPsych
Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology
Director of Internships; Director of Educational Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC)
Werklund School of Education
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI)
Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI)
University of Calgary

Clinical reasoning is frequently ignored in research on assessment and in psychologist training, but poor clinical reasoning can negatively affect our assessment results and utility. This presentation will provide an overview of clinical reasoning and research in the area. As this has not been a focus of research, findings from other fields are drawn upon to understand clinical reasoning. The presentation will conclude with recommendations on how psychologists can attend to clinical reasoning throughout the assessment process.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the role of clinical reasoning in psychological assessment. 
2. Identify some of the challenge of clinical reasoning during psychological assessment. 
3. List specific steps psychologists can take to attend to their clinical reasoning during assessments.

Target Audience:  Psychologists engaged in assessment
Instructional Level: Intermediate  

Dr. Wilcox earned a BSE in English Education and an MS in School Psychology at Millersville University. She practiced as a school psychologist for eight years, primarily serving students with intellectual disabilities or severe emotional/behavioral problems, before completing her PsyD in School Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2009. She completed post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. She practiced as a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, primarily working in pediatric neuropsychology, until joining the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Dr. Wilcox is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

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