Executive Function: Beyond ADHD – Free Course

Executive Function: Beyond ADHD – Free Course

Course Description

Executive functions (EF) are a set of processes within the brain that have a strong relationship to managing cognition, behavior, emotions, and directing the response to established goals. Key executive functions enable us to focus, control impulses, form and carry out flexible plans, use social intelligence, maintain motivation, among other duties. Learn the empirically derived views of the components and neurobiology of the EF, how they impact emotional and behavioral functioning, and symptom management strategies. Case reviews will also be incorporated into this course to understand clinical presentations of impairment

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Instructor Bio

Dr. West is a clinical neuropsychologist trained in forensic psychology and pediatric and geriatric neuropsychology. Specialization includes Dementia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Dysexecutive Functions. She obtained her doctorate degree in 2011 at The University of Memphis and completed pre-doctoral internship with The Center of Pediatric Neuropsychology with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and post-doctoral work with Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County. She has worked with law enforcement agencies, court systems, and large psychiatric hospitals and facilities as either a clinical director of services or as a consultant. At present, Dr. West sees patients from ages 0 to 100 at her practice, West Psychological Services, PLLC, and a predominantly geriatric population in the rural areas of Tennessee with TeamHealth Consultants.

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Courses Details

Course Duration

30 Days

Continuing Education Credits

02 hours

Course Price

Free

Course Description

Executive functions (EF) are a set of processes within the brain that have a strong relationship to managing cognition, behavior, emotions, and directing the response to established goals. Key executive functions enable us to focus, control impulses, form and carry out flexible plans, use social intelligence, maintain motivation, among other duties. Learn the empirically derived views of the components and neurobiology of the EF, how they impact emotional and behavioral functioning, and symptom management strategies. Case reviews will also be incorporated into this course to understand clinical presentations of impairment

 

LEARNING OBECTIVES After completing this course, mental health professionals will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast different conceptualizations of EF.
  2. Understand the neurobiology of EF.
  3. Understand the relationship between EF and psychopathology.
  4. Identify intervention strategies for deficits in EF

Bio

Dr. West is a clinical neuropsychologist trained in forensic psychology and pediatric and geriatric neuropsychology. Specialization includes Dementia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Dysexecutive Functions. She obtained her doctorate degree in 2011 at The University of Memphis and completed pre-doctoral internship with The Center of Pediatric Neuropsychology with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and post-doctoral work with Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County. She has worked with law enforcement agencies, court systems, and large psychiatric hospitals and facilities as either a clinical director of services or as a consultant. At present, Dr. West sees patients from ages 0 to 100 at her practice, West Psychological Services, PLLC, and a predominantly geriatric population in the rural areas of Tennessee with TeamHealth Consultants.

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