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Feb 23 - 23, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Neurology | Behavioral Health
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Improving Executive Functions with George McCloskey, Ph.D.: Strategies to Rewire the Brain and Change Behavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 23, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers, School Guidance Counselors, Case Managers, Nurses, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Course Description: Join international expert and author, George McCloskey, Ph.D., for this strategy filled day! Dr. McCloskey has over 35 years of experience as a psychologist, and has spent over 20 years researching executive functions (EF), working with leaders in the field, and assessing and treating children, adolescents and adults with executive function difficulties. Drawing on Dr. McCloskey’s clinical expertise and experience, you will develop the skills you need to better assess, grow and improve executive functioning in your clients. Effectively teach your client the skills to: • Get organized • Resist impulses • Stay focused • Use time wisely • Plan ahead • Manage emotions • Persist with tasks • Improve memory With captivating descriptive examples, engaging case illustrations, and proven strategies you can immediately implement, you can help your client change their brain and behavior! Conference Objectives: • Analyze a comprehensive neuropsychological model of executive functions. • Communicate how executive function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders and/or enrolled in special education programs. • Apply effective assessment techniques based on a multidimensional framework to determine executive function strengths and weaknesses and to target specific intervention skills. • Determine strategies that are appropriate for fostering executive function development and/or for intervening when executive function difficulties are identified. • Implement strategies that bridge the gap between “external control” and “internal self-regulation”. • Determine and access sources of information about evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties.