Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Carin A. Marney, J.D.
    Lane Powell
    Seattle, WA

    Overview: The Covid-19/Novel Corona Virus pandemic is in its second year. Carin Marney of Lane Powell will present on various issues relating to your practice as a health care provider during the Covid-19 pandemic given current mandates and regulations. In addition, the meeting will provide neuropsychologists an opportunity for informal discussion concerning mitigation strategies, vaccine mandates, options for referrals or patients who refuse vaccines, and how to manage the stress of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Neuropsychology practices must respond to changing disease dynamics. Following Ms. Marney’s presentation, participants will be encouraged to share how they have adapted their practices because of COVID-19. Discussions will be encouraged to address relevant topics such as: online or other sources relied upon for accurate and current information; coping with disinformation; tele-neuropsychology; decisions about who and how we assess individuals; potential for differential disease exposure among those who interview and those who administer tests; personal experience of impact of Covid-19.

    An idiosyncratic list of reading materials will be available at the PNNS website to stimulate discussion.  Go to the "Professional Issues" tab, and select "COVID", or click HERE.

    Proposed Learning Objectives

    1)     The legal rights and obligations as a health care provider under the Governor’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate including its application to employees, contractors, volunteers, and independent practitioners;

    2)     Your rights as a health care provider to set forth parameters in whether and how to see patients; including your options in requiring Covid-19 tests and/or vaccination of patients; and

    3)     Legal risk, and management of risk, associated with someone claiming exposure to Covid-19 from work or a visit in your office/ health care setting. 

    Carin Marney, Co-Chair of Lane Powell’s Senior Living and Long Term Care team, represents health care and long term care providers in regulatory and litigation matters. She is a graduate of University of Washington (B.A., cum laude, 1992), and Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995). She provides advice on employer best practices, investigations into employee conduct, risk management, and investigations including those instituted by regulatory agencies. Carin has defended long term care clients and other health care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest in high profile litigation involving allegations of neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults and wrongful death. She also routinely advises and represents clients in regulatory matters, such as resolving and avoiding licensing disputes, survey enforcement actions including civil money penalties (CMP’s), Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) and administrative appeals, compliance programs, transfers and discharges, risk management, and disciplinary actions.

    Carin is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, where she previously served as Vice Chair of Strategic Activities, Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group, and as a Member of the Post-acute and Long-term Service Practice Group. She is a Faculty Member of the Long Term Care Power Lawyers Program. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Defense Research Institute Long Term Care Litigation Group. She is also on the Leading Age Legal Committee. She is a Member of the Washington Health Care Association and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (where she served on the Board of Trustees from 2004–2007).

     This continuing education event meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education ETHICS credit in Psychology as outlined in the Washington State Licensing Law for Psychologists.

    • 8 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Michelle Braun, PhD, ABPP
    Ascension All Saints Hospital,
    Racine, WI

    Learning objectives:
    1. Discuss top strategies to maximize cognitive health and minimize memory impairment in normal aging, and tips to maximize engagement in health-promoting behaviors.
    2. Summarize scientifically-backed interventions to slow the potential progression of mild cognitive impairment.
    3. Identify the top strategies to slow the rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's.

    Dr. Braun earned her undergraduate degree in Cello Performance and Psychology from Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Waukesha, WI, and a Master of Science and PhD in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Braun completed her internship at Yale University School of Medicine, and postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Boston VA Healthcare System. She returned to Boston as an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Assistant Director of Inpatient Mental Health at the Boston VA. Dr. Braun has worked for 15 years as a clinical neuropsychologist in departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry in hospitals and academia. She serves as an Examiner for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, and is a previous board member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, where she chaired the Practice and Public Policy Committee. She is also a previous member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Psychological Association.

    Dr. Braun was honored to be selected as a ‘40 Under 40’ award winner by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013. She was also thrilled to receive the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Runkel Award in Psychology from Carroll University, and the Early Career Award from the Milwaukee Area Psychological Association, among others. Her debut book, High-Octane Brain: 5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's is an Amazon bestseller, and received a starred review from the Library Journal.

     This continuing education event meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education credit in Psychology as outlined in the Washington State Licensing Law for Psychologists.

    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Hudson Gerry Taylor, PhD, ABPP/ABPdN
    Professor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute
    and The Ohio State University
    Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics and Psychological Sciences,
    Case Western Reserve University

    H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D., is a principal investigator in the Biobehavioral Health Center at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospitals and a member of the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. His research has focuses on neurodevelopment outcomes of early brain-related conditions, including preterm birth and traumatic brain injury. Findings from his studies have enhanced understanding of the cognitive, behavior, and family consequences of these conditions, as well as the medical and environmental factors that predict how well the children will do with advancing age. More generally, his research aims to inform more effective approaches to identification and treatment of learning and behavior problems in children who have or are at risk for early brain insults. He has also participated in research on genetic influences on speech-language disorders in children and in clinical trials of behavioral interventions to reduce problems in family and child functioning following pediatric brain injury and of adenotonsillectomy to improve neurobehavioral outcomes of childhood sleep disorders.

     This continuing education event meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education credit in Psychology as outlined in the Washington State Licensing Law for Psychologists.

    • 9 May 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Conference


    Anita Hamilton, PhD, ABPP
    Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
         and the University of Southern California (USC), 
    Keck School of Medicine
    Private Practice, Seal Beach, CA

    • Objective: To review and identify opportunities to increase equity among diverse populations while also promoting business sustainability in the areas of: 

    • 1.     Assessment: Review of emerging tools and resources that can be leveraged to increase access among patients and equity in our field. Evaluation of traditional measures and the burden/challenges to equity.
    • 2.     Access: Review of practices and business models to increase access among diverse clinical populations. Equity is not another word for “free.”
    • 3.     Advocacy & Allyship: Ways to emit change and increase equity within our field.

    The purpose of the presentation is to provide resources to assist clinicians in expanding practical models of equity that are feasible from a business standpoint. The discussion will also include a discussion of current models that are obstructive to equal access among diverse populations. Various viewpoints regarding increasing equity in neuropsychology both locally, nationally and globally will also be discussed and welcomed. 

    Dr. Anita Herrera-Hamilton is a board-certified neuropsychologist and Associate Professor at CHLA & USC Keck School of Medicine. She specializes in neuropsychological & psychoeducational evaluations of children, adolescents & adults, including seniors. Specialties include: concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia & medical conditions affecting brain functioning. As a psychotherapist & certified yoga instructor, Dr. Herrera-Hamilton incorporates somatic & mindfulness strategies to assist athletes, coaches, parents and executives in managing performance-related anxiety, performance enhancement and recovery management.

     This continuing education event meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education ETHICS credit in Psychology as outlined in the Washington State Licensing Law for Psychologists.

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