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Mini Courses 2018

Three new Mini Courses are available for NeuropsychologySA subscribers.

Course 1: Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa: Significance of neurocognitive profiles

(3 CPD points; accreditation number: PSB002/010/02/2018)

Course Dates: 1 February – 30 April 2018

Course Description: Attain a better understanding of the different neurocognitive profiles of patients with Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa. Psychologists who have patients with eating disorders or who have an interest in eating disorders, and are also interested in the neuropsychological dimension of these disorders, are likely to benefit from this course.

The course involves reading a specific, freely available academic article that can be obtained from the Internet (or can be e-mailed upon request).  The article is in the public domain and thus does not cost an additional amount to source.  Once the article has been read and critically analysed, the participants need to complete a multiple choice questionnaire and submit it online.

This course is only available to subscribers to NeuropsychologySA.  To become a subscriber, please complete the subscription application form.

 

Course 2: ADHD and epilepsy: Comorbidity and treatment issues

3 CPD points: Accreditation number: PSB002/030/02/2018

Course dates: 2 May – 31 July 2018

Course Description: This Mini Course is aimed at psychologists who assess and/or treat children and adults with possible or already diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is aimed at increasing the psychologist’s knowledge and awareness of the possible comorbid existence of epilepsy in these patients.  Participants will learn how epilepsy and ADHD symptoms are similar and different. They will be empowered with knowledge regarding treatment decisions for patients with ADHD, patients with epilepsy and patients with both ADHD and epilepsy.

The course involves reading a specific, freely available academic article that can be obtained from the Internet (or can be e-mailed upon request).  The article is in the public domain and thus does not cost an additional amount to source.  Once the article has been read and critically analysed, the participants needs to complete a multiple-choice questionnaire and to submit it online.

This course is only available to subscribers to NeuropsychologySA.  To become a subscriber, please complete the subscription application form.

Course 3: Gait Disorders: The neuropathology underlying unusual walking styles

(3 CPD points; accreditation number: PSB002/009/02/2018)

Course Dates: 1 August – 31 October 2018

Course Description: This Mini Course is aimed at psychologists who are interested in and/or who practice in the field of neuropsychology.  When patients walk with an unusual gait, practitioners can glean important information by watching how they walk and having the knowledge of what gait disturbances indicate about patients’ neuropathology and neuropsychological functioning.  This Mini Course involves watching several demonstrations and explanations of gait abnormalities, using links to YouTube, and then answering questions about the information conveyed by those videos in a multiple choice questionnaire.  Access to the Internet is necessary for this Mini Course.

This course is only available to subscribers to NeuropsychologySA.  To become a subscriber, please complete the subscription application form.

Participants have to answer at 80% of the questions correctly in order to pass a Mini Course.

COST:

The cost for each Mini Course is R345-00

Please note that the Mini Courses are only available to subscribers of NeuropsychologySA. To become a subscriber, please complete the Subscription Application form (at the end of Mini Course the registration form).

Registration:

To register for one or more of the Mini Courses, please complete the registration form.  Please note that the registration form must be accompanied by proof of payment.

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Malingering Workshop: Are your patients deceiving you?

Malingering: Are your patients deceiving you?

Workshop presented by Dr Sharon Truter
(6 CPD Points accredited)

There are several reasons why patients might want to feign cognitive impairment, such as to get out of trouble, to gain attention/sympathy or for financial gain.  It is the responsibility of the psychologist conducting a cognitive assessment, to know when and how to assess for malingering and when and how to report it.

Workshop content:

Learn how to discern true from malingered cognitive deficits in patients referred for:

  • Brain injury assessments for personal injury and/or medical negligence claims;
  • Disability Assessments;
  • ADHD assessments (with the aim of receiving stimulant medication);
  • Criminal liability assessments;
  • Competence to stand trial;
  • Pain and fatigue-related medical disorders and
  • Psychiatric assessments.

Find out:

  • How common misperceptions of brain functioning can alert psychologists to feigned cognitive impairment;
  • What behavioural signs should raise suspicion of malingering;
  • If/how/from what age children malinger;
  • How language and level/quality of education affects malingering evaluations in the South African context and
  • Acceptable and unacceptable criteria for a finding of “probably malingering”.

Receive tips on:

  • How to address suspected malingering in a report;
  • How to give feedback about suspected malingering to patients and
  • The importance of treating patients with respect despite suspected malingering.

Venues, Dates and Cost:

  • Cape Town:  1 June 2018; Cost: R2 400-00
  • Durban: 6 June 2018; Cost: R2 800-00
  • Pretoria: 15 June 2018; Cost: R2 800-00

Who should attend?

  • Psychologists, psychology students and others who are interested in:
    • Medico-legal assessments;
    • Disability claims;
    • ADHD assessments;
    • Criminal matters;
    • Psychiatric assessments;
    • Psychosomatic complaints and
    • Medically unexplained symptoms.

CPD certification:

6 General CEU’s accredited ( Accreditation number: PS8002/011/04/2018)

Registration:
To register for this workshop, click HERE.  Please e-mail your completed registration form to training@mindmuzik.com.

Enquiries:
For questions regarding the workshop content, e-mail Sharon: sharon@neuropsychologysa.co.za
For questions about attendance and registration, e-mail: Nicolize training@mindmuzik.com

About the presenter:
Dr Sharon Truter is a Counselling Psychologist with expertise in neuropsychology.  She runs a neuropsychology practice at the Neuro-Network Centre in Somerset West, where she assesses patients, trains psychologists in neuropsychology and conducts research in the field.  She is a Full Member of the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA) and founder and organiser of NeuropsychologySA.  She has a special interest in the application of neuropsychology in linguistically, educationally and culturally diverse populations.

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Bio/neurofeedback in the arena of modern day therapeutic interventions – 9 June 2018

BFSA 9 June Seminar

 

  • Start Date: June 9, 2018
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International Neuropsychological Society 2018 Mid-Year Meeting

In line with the theme of bridging science and humanity, the 2018 INS mid-year meeting in Prague will focus on the following topics:

  1. The practice of neuropsychology in an increasingly globalized and diverse world.
  2. The neuroscience of key human processes, such as morality, ethics, or political and economic decision making.
  3. The application of science to humane and holistic patient care.

Please visit the website for more information.

  • Start Date: July 18, 2018
  • Contact Person: GUARANT International spol. s r.o.
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  • End Date: July 20, 2018
  • Website: http://www.ins2018.org/
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Bender Gestalt Workshop (PTA)

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  • Start Date: August 3, 2018
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International Conference on Bipolar Disorder: Psychiatry and Mental Health

The Bipolar conference 2018 entitled “Bipolar Disorder: Psychiatry and Mental Health” will take place November 8-10, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Bipolar conference 2018 is a conference dedicated to Psychiatrists and Psychological researchers with the theme “Innovating combats towards Psychiatry & Mental Health

The goal of Bipolar 2018  is to deliver an outstanding program for exchange of ideas and authoritative views by leading scientists which covers the entire spectrum of research in Psychiatry and Mental Health and share the cross-cultural experiences of various treatment procedures.

Bipolar Disorder: Psychiatry and Mental Health is a unique forum that brings together worldwide distinguished academics in the field of Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychiatry researchers, public health professionals, scientists, academic scientists, industry researchers, scholars to exchange about state of the art research and technologies.

The Conference will feature many exciting academic programs including multiple panels, workshops, affinity group lunches, paper presentations, and scientific sessions by reputed psychiatrists, Mental illness Societies from all over the country.

For more information please visit the website below. 

https://bipolar.neuroconferences.com/

  • Start Date: November 8, 2018
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