Giving Your Brain A Workout: The Science and Practice of Promoting Lifespan Cognitive HealthFriday, October 18, 2019, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
A Friday Morning 3 CE Workshop!
Granite State College, Concord, NH
Description: Regardless of specialty or practice location, most clinicians have heard clients express concerns about perceived cognitive difficulties. The proposed seminar will consider the importance of understanding and promoting cognitive health across settings and throughout the lifespan. Factors impacting on brain/cognitive health will be reviewed, including biopsychosocial variables that affect subjective and objective cognitive functioning, neuroscience research related to cognitive health, and lifestyle choices (e.g., activity engagement, dietary considerations) that can potentially enhance cognitive abilities and reduce the likelihood of cognitive decline according to evidence-based perspectives. In addition to participant exercises designed to reinforce seminar content, practical strategies will be discussed that can serve to incorporate cognition-promoting interventions into one’s clinical repertoire.
Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:
- Explain the importance of cognitive health across clinical and other settings and discuss the emerging field of positive neuropsychology.
- Identify at least three medical, neurological, and psychological factors that can impact reported and/or objective cognitive functioning.
- List and examine four key domains of cognitive health promotion.
- Recognize factors influencing cognitive health in children and adolescents, and consider the effects of cognition-promoting interventions.
- Identify at least three lifestyle factors associated with cognitive decline vs. cognitive health in adults and older adults and list related strategies that can serve to promote cognition in mid to late life.
Presenter: Dr. John Randolph is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology specialization) from Washington State University, and completed clinical and research fellowships in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His research has focused on contributors to cognitive health, metacognition, executive functioning, and cognitive and neuroimaging aspects of multiple sclerosis. He is Past President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association and a National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow. He is also editor of the recent book, Positive Neuropsychology: Evidence-Based Perspectives on Promoting Cognitive Health and author of the forthcoming The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life.
This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA). NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds, minus a 35% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course (on or before Oct 3, 2019). No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.
Inclement weather policy: In the event that NHPA has to postpone or reschedule the training conference, a voucher equivalent to the full price amount of what was paid for the conference will be issued. If NHPA has to cancel the event with no postponement or reschedule date, a full refund will be given. Please be sure that NHPA has your up-to-date contact information (email/text/phone). Any weather cancellations or postponements will be made no later than three hours prior to an event. Should you have questions or concerns about whether an event may be changed due to weather, please check the NHPA website, www.nhpsychology.org or call the NHPA office at (603) 415-0451.
Attendance policy: Full attendance is required to obtain CEs. No partial credit will be given.