Expand Your Practice

Webinar Series

Our Expand Your Practice webinar series will focus on the many ways you can use assessments to offer additional services to your clients. Topics coincide with critical issues that clients face, and the growing need for mental health support. 
Three "D's" in geriatric evaluation: Delirium dementia, and depression
Dementia, delirium, and depression can share common symptoms and are often misdiagnosed as a result. This webinar explains the "three D’s", and describes the distinguishing characteristics of each. Differential diagnoses and some of the common assessment instruments used to assess them will be discussed.
Thursday, June 20 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, MSEd
Modern-day addiction: Assessing co-occurring disorders and their impact on treatment
This webinar will focus on the co-occurrence of psychological and/or behavior factors that complicate treatment of substance abuse disorders. It will address common issues that present with dual diagnosis and treatment, how standardized assessment can give light to the presence of these issues, and how they might support or undermine treatment effects. Suggestions for intervention will be discussed.
Tuesday, July 9 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Patrick Moran, PhD
Assessing functional living skills
As the American population ages, it becomes increasingly important for clinicians to be equipped to evaluate the functional living skills of adult clients. These include both cognitive skills (e.g., communication, memory, and executive functions) and activities of daily living (e.g.,  mobility, handling finances, and managing medications).

Understanding the degree to which an individual has the cognitive abilities and is capable of performing these activities on their own or whether they require assistance to perform them, helps determine their ability to live independently. In addition, performance in these areas is frequently used to determine eligibility for a variety of services and programs related to caring for the elderly and for those with disabilities.

Join us for an informative webinar that will introduce you to this increasingly important area of practice and provide practical recommendations for assessment tools to use in functional living evaluations.
Tuesday, August 20 | 11:00 a.m. ET
Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD, MSEd, and Gail Rodin, PhD
Expanding clinicians' attentional focus: How assessing executive functions can be used to identify ADHD and guide interventions
This presentation expands the conceptualization of attentional deficits to include Executive Functions and illustrates how a systemic process that aligns identification, assessment, and intervention can positively impact clients. This presentation reviews a theoretical evidenced-based model that details the relationship between EF and chronic attentional and behavioral deficits, and prescribes methods for assessing EF domains (Brown, 2013).

In addressing the components of the model, we will discuss assessing EF deficits associated with  children, adolescents, and adults who exhibit attentional problems, as well as how to develop proactive EF skills. These skills include getting organized and started on tasks; focusing, shifting and sustaining attention; managing alertness; sustaining effort to complete tasks; processing and outputting information efficiently; managing emotions; using working memory; and monitoring one’s actions. 
Tuesday, September 17 | 3:00 p.m. ET
Chris Huzinec, MS