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Small-Group Advanced Seminar in

Interpretation of the HRB

 

 

Comprehensive Clinical Interpretation 2.0

 

 

June 5 – 7, 2017

 Plano, TX

 

 


 

This seminar will intensively explore individual clinical cases of adults and children who are experiencing the effects of neurocognitive disorders. The goal of the seminar is to improve attendees’ ability to identify and understand brain-behavior relationships associated with various brain-related conditions.

 

This small-group advanced seminar will emphasize the comprehensive clinical interpretation of cases using the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery.  There will be an emphasis on the relationship between specific neuropsychological test results with behavioral/clinical symptoms, presenting complaints, and everyday function.  The test results will be discussed within the context of the individual’s historical ability structure.

 

Each case will be explored systematically through a process of test interpretation, integration of clinical history and neurological findings, differential diagnosis, determination of treatment or rehabilitation needs, and impact on daily and independent function.

 

All attendees must have previously completed a workshop from The Neuropsychology Center or Reitan Neuropsychology Labs and be knowledgeable about data plotting (as taught in the Administration/Interpretation seminar). By limiting enrollment to participants with this level of experience, we expect to be able to offer intensive, advanced training. There is opportunity for direct interaction between the instructors and participants.  Participants will be able to test out their diagnostic skills by formulating the cases provided.

 

ACTIVE participation is expected of all attendees!

 


 

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this seminar can expect to improve their ability to recognize important patterns in neuropsychological test results associated with various brain-related conditions, to integrate presenting complaints and history with neuropsychological test results, and to understand implications of various test performances and test patterns for daily and educational/occupational functioning. They can expect to improve their understanding of the process of integrated neuropsychological interpretation using the HRB.  Further, they will gain skills in regard to differential diagnosis and the clinical impact of neurocognitive disorders on a patient’s daily function.

 


 

CE Credit:

15.0 hours of Continuing Education credit for Psychologists.

 

 

Full attendance at the seminar is required to receive CE credit. Partial credits cannot be awarded.

 


 

Faculty:

 Jim Hom, Ph.D.
 Janice Nici, Ph.D.

 

The faculty members are experienced neuropsychologists with extensive background in the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Batteries. Both have been faculty members of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and are founders of The Neuropsychology Center. The faculty members have provided graduate level and post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology.

 


 

Course content:

·         Neuropsychological test patterns

·         Integrated interpretative strategies

·         Differential diagnosis

·         Neurological implications

·         Psychological issues in neurological conditions

·         Clinical and functional implications

·         Functional/Vocational/Educational impact

·         Data plotting/organization/analysis

·         Drawing appropriate neuropsychological conclusions

·         Understanding clinical history

·         Reviewing medical records from a neuropsychological standpoint

 


 

Schedule:

Day 1:

·         8:45 - 9:00     Registration, Introductions, seminar format and schedule

·         9:00 – 12       Seminar content

·         12 - 1:30        Lunch (on your own)

·         1:30 - 4:30     Seminar content

 

Day 2:

·         8:45 – 12       Seminar content

·         12 - 1:30        Lunch (on your own)

·         1:30 - 4:30     Seminar content

 

Day 3:

·         8:45 – 12       Seminar content

·         12 - 12:15      Final comments, questions; Course evaluation

 

 


 

Click here for more information and Registration Form

 


 

Disclosure of financial interest:  The Neuropsychology Center receives income from the sale of the materials described in this seminar.