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Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery:

Administration and Interpretation

 

October 23 - 25, 2017

Plano, Texas

 


 

This seminar will provide participants with information regarding the administration, validation, and interpretation of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery.  This seminar is a prerequisite for our Advanced seminars.

 

Cases for presentations are selected from The Neuropsychology Center files to illustrate the HRB interpretation methodology. Neurological conditions to be illustrated through case examples will include head injury, stroke, and Alzheimer's Disease.

 

Registration is open to psychologists, psychology graduate students, and psychology interns. No previous knowledge or experience with the HRB is necessary. However, attendees should be familiar with psychological testing standards and procedures.  This is not an introduction to neuropsychology, and attendance at this seminar is not sufficient to practice neuropsychology without additional education, training, and experience.

 

Suggested text: Reitan, R.M. & Wolfson, D., (1993). The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Theory and Clinical Interpretation, Tucson: Neuropsychology Press.

 


 

Learning Objectives:

After completing this seminar, participants will be able to describe the historical development and scientific validation of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery.  They will be able to explain its usefulness in the understanding of their patients’ brain-related function; they will be able to apply this knowledge to improve their understanding of the nature and degree of their patients’ difficulties in daily and occupational function. 

 

They will be able to demonstrate the correct administration and scoring procedures for each of the subtests within the battery.  They will be able to identify which HRB test procedures are most sensitive to brain impairment, which are particularly useful in differentiating chronic from progressive neurological disorders, and which are most useful in predicting rehabilitation success.

 

They will be able to demonstrate the correct data plotting procedure in order to organize and summarize the test results from the full HRB test battery.  They will be able to describe how to organize their test data according to the cerebral hemisphere involved.  They will be able to explain the principles of brain organization that lead to interpretive decisions about the significance of motor and sensory-perceptual data (hemisphere-specific) as compared to data from measures of higher cognitive (generalized, non-lateralized) function.  They will be able to explain the importance of non-impaired test results in the construction of an overall pattern of neuropsychological function for their patients.

 

Seminar participants will be able to recognize important patterns of test results that indicate, for example, significant brain-related disorders, mild brain-related disorders, lateralized brain-related disorders (e.g., stroke, tumor), or no disorder (e.g., normal function or normal variation).  After reviewing case examples and plotting test data, the attendees will be able to describe the patterns of test results expected in traumatic brain injury, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

 


 

CE Credit:

18.0 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.

 


 

Schedule:

 

Day 1:

·         8:45 - 9:00           Registration

·         9:00 - 9:20           Introductions, review of objectives, schedule, seminar format and CE requirements

·         9:20 – 12             Administration/scoring of Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery

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

·         1:30 - 4:30           Administration/scoring of Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery

 

Day 2:

·         9:00 – 12             History and research validation of the HRB

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

·         1:30 - 4:30           Patterns of HRB results in neurological conditions and case presentation

 

Day 3:

·         9:00 – 12             Patterns of HRB results in neurological conditions and case presentation

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

·         1:30 - 4:00           Patterns of HRB results in neurological conditions and case presentation

·         4 - 4:30                 Final comments, questions; Course evaluation

 

There will also be a brief question-and-answer period at the end of each day.

 


 

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