Advances in Neuropsychology Conference
This one-day conference will feature two prominent neuropsychologists, each giving three-hour presentations. You must register for the full conference.
ADHD: Myths, Assessment and Treatment - Dr. Robert Gray
- Describe the core symptoms and DSM based nomenclature for ADHD
- Identify current causal/etiological models of ADHD emphasizing the neurodevelopmental nature of the disorder
- Describe the typical developmental course for ADHD and common co-occurring conditions and associated impairments
Multiple myths and misconceptions persist regarding the cause and treatment of ADHD, despite the rapid increase in knowledge regarding the neuroanatomical, genetic, neurochemical, and neuropsychological basis for ADHD. It is important that clinicians remain aware of how these findings can be translated into improving clinical practice for this relatively common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood. This presentation will utilize case studies to describe clinical neuropsychological approaches towards evaluation, and outline current behavioral, academic, medication, and alternative interventions/ treatments, including important cultural considerations impacting research and clinical practice in ADHD.
Understanding Simple and Complex Recovery Patterns from Sports-Related Concussions - Dr. David Lechuga
- Describe the pathophysiology and phenomenology of sportsrelated concussion
- Explore the multiple psychosocial factors that interact with the sports-related concussion (SRC) recovery process
- List clinical strategies that may facilitate the SRC recovery process
Conference Date and Location
Conference runs from 9am to 4pm.
Sports-related concussions (SRC) have provided helpful information about the natural course of recovery for individuals that have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Most concussed athletes (adolescents and adults) recover fairly quickly from their concussions. Post-concussion recovery periods lengthen due to a number of medical conditions, and psychological factors also contribute to a more protracted recovery process. This workshop will address the pathophysiology and phenomenonology of concussion or mTBI, outline the current concussion management strategies employed at the professional athletic level, and address the multiple moderating factors that may affect recovery from SRC. A primary focus will be psychosocial issues. In addition, intervention strategies (psychotherapeutic, rehabilitation-oriented) will be discussed in the context of case illustrations.
Robert M. Gray, Ph.D., ABPP
is a clinical neuropsychologist at Advanced Neurobehavioral Health and has worked as a staff pediatric neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Gray holds a position as Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry, and serves on the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, Epilepsy Alliance of Orange County, and Down Syndrome Action professional advisory boards. Dr. Gray has been awarded diplomate status in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP-CN) through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and American Board of Professional Psychology.
David M. Lechuga, Ph.D., ABPP, ABN
is the director of the Neurobehavioral Clinic and Counseling Center in Lake Forest, California. He is the neuropsychological consultant to the Los Angeles Kings, Chivas USA, LA Galaxy, and All American Heavyweights. Dr. Lechuga's clinical practice and expert witness work focuses on traumatic brain injuries.
A continental breakfast, catered lunch, and afternoon snacks are included in the registration fee for all seminars.
The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:
- Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the seminar date.
- Regular Registration: For payments received by the Wednesday prior to the seminar date.
- Last Minute Registration: For payments received the Thursday or Friday prior to the weekend of the seminar. Last minute registration is dependent on available space.
There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the seminar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the seminar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS seminar. No refunds will be given.
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