Upcoming events

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

    Hudson Gerry Taylor, PhD, ABPP/ABPdN
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Center for Biobehavioral Health,
    Abigail Wexner Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
    Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

    1. Provide an overview of the reasons for research on brain-related conditions in children.
    2. Summarize findings from research on outcomes of traumatic brain injury and preterm birth: consequences, predictors, and longitudinal change.
    3. Consider implications for clinical practice and future research.

    H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D., ABPP-CN is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He heads an initiative in his research center to further understanding of neurodevelopmental outcomes for children with brain-related disorders. He has contributed to research on several neurodevelopmental conditions, including preterm birth, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and speech-sound disorders, as well as to clinical trials for children with sleep disorders and young adults with Down syndrome. He is also collaborating on the development of a parent-based assessment of infant development. The goals of his research are to increase knowledge of child and family consequences of these disorders and of medical and environmental factors that predict children’s development. 

     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.

    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Conference

    Cognition in the Little Brain
    Darlene Floden, PhD 

    Social Cognition
    Miriam Beauchamp, PhD

    Morning Session:  9 AM - 12 PM

    Cognition in the Little Brain

    Darlene Floden, PhD 

    Staff Neuropsychologist
    Center for Neurological Restoration and the Cerebrovascular Center
    Cleveland Clinic

    The cerebellum is no longer viewed as ‘just a motor structure.’ We are learning more about the nuanced contributions that the cerebellum makes to cognition. The goal of this workshop is to bring clinicians up to date on the field of cerebellar cognition. We will examine the anatomy and connectivity of the cerebellum to understand the basis for its involvement in cognition. We will review new and pivotal findings from the cognitive neuroscience literature that help to elucidate specific aspects of cerebellar function and consider proposed theoretical frameworks that may be useful to conceptualize the cerebellum’s role in behavior. We then turn to how theoretical frameworks map onto clinical manifestations of cerebellar damage or dysfunction using a series of illustrative case samples.  

    Learning Objectives:
    1.      Recognize how the anatomy of the cerebellum forms the basis for its role in cognition
    2.      Review current evidence for cerebellar contributions to non-motor function 
    3.      Evaluate the fit between theoretical frameworks and neuropsychological assessment findings

    Dr. Floden is a Staff Neuropsychologist with expertise in the cognitive aspects of movement disorders, stroke, and other neurological conditions. She joined Cleveland Clinic in 2007 and holds joint appointments in the Center for Neurological Restoration and the Cerebrovascular Center. Her research interests include cognitive electrophysiology and the cognitive and behavioral effects of damage to the frontal lobes and subcortical structures. Dr. Floden completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in 1996.  She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2005, and completed the Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at Toronto Western Hospital in 2007.


    Afternoon Session:  1 PM - 4 PM
    Social Cognition

    Miriam Beauchamp
    Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
    Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal
    Researcher, Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center, ABCs Lab
    Université de Montréal

    Miriam Beauchamp, Ph.D. is Full Professor in developmental neuropsychology at the University of Montreal (Canada) where she leads the ABCs developmental neuropsychology laboratory (www.abcs.umontreal.ca). She is also a researcher at the Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. Between 2006-2009 she completed CIHR-funded post-doctoral training at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with Dr. Vicki Anderson. In 2009 she received a Career Development Award from the Quebec Health Research Funds (FRQS) for her research program in pediatric traumatic brain injury. She received the International Neuropsychological Society Early Career Award (2015) and the International Brain Injury Association Early Investigator Award (2019) in recognition of her work in the area of pediatric traumatic brain injury. She was also awarded the inaugural Prix du Québec – Relève scientifique in 2017.  In 2019 she was inducted to the College.

    Her clinical research program focuses on understanding the consequences of pediatric traumatic brain injury and concussion and her work at the crossroads of humanities and neuroscience seeks to improve social competence through the development of innovative social cognition assessment and intervention tools using technologies such as virtual reality, serious video games and digital health applications.

    • 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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