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CPD-0201 – Neuropsychological Screening Tests Screening Batteries  (CPD-0201_SCREEN)

Neuropsychological Screening Tests for Mental Health Clinicians: An Intensive Short Course
Online, self-paced
Access to course content will begin on July 6, 2020.
Enrolled students will have until December 11, 2020, to complete course material.

This 3-hour training course is designed for licensed mental health providers (including LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and LAC) who are interested in learning about the use of neuropsychological screening batteries for clinical practice. Developed by Kim Gorgens, PhD, a full-time clinical professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, this course will briefly review the incidence and physiology of traumatic brain injury and the most common after effects, including emotional and cognitive problems, and the related accommodations for each. The important differences between full neuropsychological assessment batteries and neuropsychological screening batteries, including their indications for use and the benefits of each, will also be highlighted.

Students will be exposed to three neuropsychological screening batteries: A computerized neurocognitive test [CNT] called the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric [ANAM], a traditional paper and pencil screening test called the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Screening Module [NAB-SM], and a readily available single-page screening tool called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment [MoCA])—two of which will be distributed for review after the training. Copies of the MoCA and a 30-day trial of the ANAM will be provided.

The TBI-related neuropsychological screening model currently being used in Colorado justice settings will also be introduced.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss TBI and the cognitive and emotional consequences
  • Discuss the use and application of three neuropsychological screening batteries
  • Select the most appropriate screening batteries for diverse clinical populations
  • Make informed clinical decisions about the use of screening batteries and referrals for full neuropsychological evaluation

This course offers 3 APA CE hours

Online, self-paced course

Cost: $95
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDPS10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDPS15

Kim Gorgens, PhD,
is a full-time clinical professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She teaches Psychophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychology of Criminal Behavior; manages a portfolio of TBI-related research; and has lectured extensively on those issues (including a 2010 TED talk on youth sports concussion, a 2018 TEDxMileHigh talk on brain injuries in jail, several NPR spots, and an interview on CNN with Anderson Cooper). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association's Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology. She is the principal investigator on the research project investigating the utility of neuropsychological screening batteries in criminal justice settings.

Online Course Format:
Students can expect to have access to course content in Canvas, University of Denver’s online learning platform, on July 6, 2020 or within one week of enrollment, whichever is later. Enrolled students will have until December 11, 2020 to complete course material. Enrollment for this course will close on November 27, 2020 to allow for adequate completion time.

This program is approved for 3 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 29Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $49


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