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  • MMPI-2-RF: Medical Practice Briefing

    Presenter: Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for, and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test.

    Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008.

    The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. The test can be used to help:

    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Evaluate participants in substance abuse programs and select appropriate treatment approaches.
    • Assess medical patients and design effective treatment strategies, including chronic pain management.
    • Provide valuable insight for marriage and family counseling.
    • Support classification, treatment, and management decisions in criminal justice and correctional settings.
    • Identify high-risk candidates in public safety screening and selection settings.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony in forensic evaluations.

    Continuing Education (CE) credits are not offered for this webinar. For information on upcoming MMPI-2-RF CE workshops, visit http://www.pearsonclinical.com/mmpiworkshops

    Date: Oct 04, 2016  Time: 04:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • The Core Efficacy of Cogmed: Improving Working Memory

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

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    Cogmed working memory training, as its name implies, is a program for training working memory. We consider improving working memory to be the “core efficacy” of Cogmed. Presently 35 peer reviewed published studies bolster this claim. It is not just the volume of data, but as is often the case in new research endeavors in psychology and education, pilot studies and smaller scale studies usually precede larger, better designed, later confirmation studies. This has been the case with Cogmed and data supporting the conclusion that it improves both visual spatial and working memory.

    Articulating the implications of this finding is the focus of this webinar. This will include defining working memory in context of other memory functions. We will briefly distinguish this from improved attention, the second most supported effect of Cogmed. We will also consider data related to the length of time these effects have been found to last. And finally we will consider possible implications of this striking finding that working memory can be improved as it relates to: the decline of working memory over the lifespan, how working memory deficits relate to a number of mental health disorders and the educational implications of working memory.

    Data will guide our discussion of these topics and as one might guess this webinar opens up the consideration of several other areas of inquiry, but cannot be exhaustive in a data review of them all. We will simply re-emphasize the critical finding that working memory can be improved and the far-reaching implications of this finding which we expect will pre-occupy researchers, clinicians and educators for decades.

    Date: Oct 05, 2016  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Q-interactive: Overview

    Presenter: James Henke

    Topic(s):

    Q-interactive®: A flexible, client-centered assessment experience.

    Join us for an overview of Q-interactive, an iPad®- and web-based digital assessment system that engages examinees and provides you the ultimate tools for accuracy and efficiency.

    Through this live demonstration, learn how Q-interactive delivers on the content and procedures you know and trust, while also streamlining your assessment workflow so you can focus on client observation. You will see how the system's digital tests and real-time scoring give you the ability to customize any session and quickly address client needs.

    Date: Oct 07, 2016  Time: 11:00 AM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Oct 21, 2016  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3 Overview

    Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

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    This webinar provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).  

    Date: Oct 11, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Forensic Practice Briefing

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for, and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test.

    Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008.

    The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. The test can be used to help:

    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Evaluate participants in substance abuse programs and select appropriate treatment approaches.
    • Assess medical patients and design effective treatment strategies, including chronic pain management.
    • Provide valuable insight for marriage and family counseling.
    • Support classification, treatment, and management decisions in criminal justice and correctional settings.
    • Identify high-risk candidates in public safety screening and selection settings.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony in forensic evaluations.

    Continuing Education (CE) credits are not offered for this webinar. For information on upcoming MMPI-2-RF CE workshops, visit http://www.pearsonclinical.com/mmpiworkshops

    Date: Oct 11, 2016  Time: 04:00 PM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Dec 06, 2016  Time: 04:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Assessing Clients with Q-interactive and Archiving and Exporting Assessment Batteries: Session II

    Presenter: James Henke

    Topic(s):

    Here, we will review the common tools used in an assessment such as the timer, notes, contextual events, how to turn audio capture off, how to flag and resolve scores, and how to review scores and transfer assessments back to Central. Then, the primary focus will be on how to access and review scores in Central, and export and archive data when needed.

    This session is not designed to provide an in-depth tutorial on all of the unique aspects of individual subtests/measures, but rather to orient you to many of the common tools and processes that you will need to know to efficiently use Q-interactive to assess your clients. Information concerning specific measures/subtests is provided in the available support videos and other scheduled webinars.

    Date: Oct 12, 2016  Time: 02:00 PM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Oct 28, 2016  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Cogmed Working Memory Training with ADHD and WM Deficits

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

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    This webinar denotes a more differentiated consideration of reasonable expectations for the effects of Cogmed on children with ADHD and those who are designated to have working memory deficits. While ADHD predominantly inattentive type presents similarly in patients as those with working memory deficits. Those with working memory deficits would still be considered have less severe deficits than those with ADHD.

    Drs. Shinaver and Entwistle originally argued for evaluating Cogmed effects in light of consideration of the severity of disorder (considering the different ‘presentations of ADHD’ and arguing that combined ADHD is a more severe disorder than ADHD inattentive type) and comorbidity as well as controlling for medication in the journal article: “Cogmed Working Memory Training: Reviewing the reviews”, published in Applied Neuropsychological Child in 2014. In that article they concluded that there was evidence that Cogmed has significant impact upon visual-spatial and verbal working memory and that these effects generalized to improved sustained attention up to 6 months. In this webinar they will further distinguish between ADHD and working memory deficits.

    Additionally, they argued that there were some promising studies for improvements in academic abilities but that more controlled studies were needed before we could make strong and specific claims on this topic. The recently published study: “Predictor and Moderators of Treatment Outcome in Cognitive Training for Children with ADHD” by van der Donk, et al., (2016) tested those arguments empirically. Drs. Shinaver and Entwistle will review this study with some detail along with other salient Cogmed-specific data to update the empirical status of the position they argued in 2014.

    Date: Oct 13, 2016  Time: 02:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Vineland-3 Overview

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD

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    This one-hour webinar will be led by author Celine Saulnier will introduce the newest version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3). This reliable assessment offers three basic formats—Interview, Parent/Caregiver Rating, and Teacher Rating. Attend this webinar to learn more about it and preview the significant updates we’ve included in the new edition.

    Date: Oct 18, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Nov 15, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EST   Register Now

     
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  • MMPI-A-RF: Basic Overview

    Presenter: Robert P. Archer, PhD

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    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-A-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test. The MMPI-A-RF features 48 empirically validated scales and takes only 25-45 minutes to administer. The test is designed to aid clinicians in identifying a broad array of mental disorders among adolescents in clinical, educational, forensic, and medical settings. The MMPI-A-RF is also designed to measure treatment progress when administered across varying points in the treatment process.

    Date: Oct 18, 2016  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Nov 15, 2016  Time: 01:00 PM EST   Register Now
    Date: Dec 13, 2016  Time: 12:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • ADHD, Cogmed & College?

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

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    As is well known in the research literature a good number of children who have ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD. Additionally, there are some who may not continue to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD, but still struggle with inattention, working memory and executive functions as adults. Although there are a more limited number of Cogmed-specific studies on this population the evidence shows promise. One interesting fact is that the population of college students with ADHD tends to be slightly older than typically developing students. One meta-analysis of Working memory training considering training programs more broadly than Cogmed argues for an “age independence principle: The effects of narrow task paradigm WM training are not dependent on age (at least for the age range 4-71 years)” (Schwaighofer, et al., 2015).

    In 2014 there were two Cogmed-specific studies with college aged adults with ADHD (albeit older and with a broader age range than most “college-aged samples”) (Gropper, et a., 2014; Mawjee, et al., 2014). In 2015 two new studies were added to the literature (Liu et al., 2015; Mawjee et al., 2015). The study by Gropper, et al., 2014, focuses upon adults who are ADHD or LD. The Mawjee, et al. (2014), pilot study addressing issues of engagement, motivation and expectancy and was followed up with a larger study by Mawjee et al., in 2015. An unusual study by Liu et al. was published in 2015 that considered EEG data. We will review this data as well as the research and salient conceptual context that will help you to make sense of adult ADHD and how Cogmed might play a role with this population.

    Date: Oct 18, 2016  Time: 02:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Cogmed Is Now Easier To Do In Schools

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, Ph.D. & Charles Shinaver, Ph.D.

    Topic(s):

    Cogmed provides a distinctive amount and quality of empirical evidence for its effectiveness with over 75 peer reviewed published studies, but this training method is now easier to implement in schools. In the last couple of years some large scale school implementations of Cogmed have allowed our staff to develop a number of features to make it work well in schools. Among those features are the variable protocol (shorter training sessions and fewer days a week of training), fidelity features, built-in generalization measures and Trends reporting which provides schools with the data needed to manage the large scale implantation of the program.

    Reporting for the district, school, class, and individual student level is now available. Reports include measures of compliance, motivation, and validity. Additionally the Cogmed progress indicator gives schools a measure of generalization to non-trained tasks in the areas of working memory, following instructions and math fluency. The variable protocol allows children to do Cogmed for 25 or 35 minutes a day 3, 4 or 5 days a week. Now Cogmed can fit into school schedules and be managed effectively and efficiently. Attend this webinar to get a grasp of these important changes.

     

    Date: Oct 26, 2016  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now
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  • BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

    Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

    Topic(s):

    The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample. Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program. The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

    Date: Nov 08, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EST   Register Now

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for, and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test. Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008. The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. The test can be used to help:

    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Evaluate participants in substance abuse programs and select appropriate treatment approaches.
    • Assess medical patients and design effective treatment strategies, including chronic pain management.
    • Provide valuable insight for marriage and family counseling.
    • Support classification, treatment, and management decisions in criminal justice and correctional settings.
    • Identify high-risk candidates in public safety screening and selection settings.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony in forensic evaluations.

    Continuing Education (CE) credits are not offered for this webinar. For information on upcoming MMPI-2-RF CE workshops, visit

    Date: Nov 08, 2016  Time: 04:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Why Some Students Struggle to Learn: Assessing Memory and Learning

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Topic(s):

    Why do some students seem to remember information immediately after they hear it, but not the following day? And why do some students struggle with mental math? To learn and remember information, individuals begin by encoding the information. They hold the information in short-term memory until a permanent memory trace is created in long-term memory. To show that they have acquired skills and knowledge, they retrieve information from long-term storage.

    This webinar will describe the assessment process that will allow us to understand how a weakness in memory can affect a student’s learning. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe

    1. the process of learning and remembering;
    2. theories of memory and learning; and
    3. commonly used assessments of memory and learning.

    Date: Nov 15, 2016  Time: 04:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3 Intervention

    Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, PhD

    Topic(s):

    The Intervention Webinar will overview a multi-tier system of support for prevention, early intervention, and tertiary intervention for emotional and behavior problems of children and youth. The BASC-3 Intervention Guide is a comprehensive collection of evidence based interventions from the professional literature of education, psychology, and medicine.

    Date: Nov 16, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Cogmed, TBI & Brain functioning

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar has been updated to include the 2015 study by Hellgren, et al. “Computerized Training of Working Memory for Patients with Acquired Brain Injury”. The webinar is focused upon this burgeoning area of research with several Cogmed-specific studies. A number of these studies will be covered in some detail. However, first a broader picture of TBI will be considered which includes how working memory capacity has been found to relate to survival, community integration, quality of life, reduced depression and to correlate with executive functions (EF). EF have been found to relate to obtaining competitive employment, occupational outcomes and social integration. Then the Cogmed specific studies will be reviewed which include survivors of stroke, acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury who completed Cogmed. Finally, we will consider for adults what factors are related to return to work successfully. For children we will consider how TBI’s effects on working memory affect their return to learn in school.

    Date: Nov 22, 2016  Time: 12:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Differentiating Cogmed Effects: ADHD, LD and WM deficits

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar will shed some light on the effects of Cogmed in the case of comorbidity with ADHD, but moves beyond that to consider children without ADHD those who have other learning concerns. This webinar is intended to further deepen a more nuanced expectation and understanding of the possible effects of Cogmed with a broader range of problems challenging school-aged children. In this webinar the presenting concerns of children will include ADHD, those with learning “disorders” and children with learning “difficulties”. We will consider how the effects of Cogmed might be distinct among these groups. Particular focus will be placed on reviewing the 2016 study by Roording-Ragetlie, et al., titled: “Working Memory Training in children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders”. However, other relevant Cogmed-specific studies will also be considered (Dahlin, 2010 & 2013), Gropper, et al., (2014), as well other salient studies.

    Date: Nov 30, 2016  Time: 12:00 PM EST

     
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  • BASC-3 BESS - User Training

    Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar will focus on using the BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) on Q-global and Review360.

    Date: Dec 06, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Using the Vineland-3

    Presenter: Anne-Marie Kimbell , PhD

    Topic(s):

    This webinar will provide information about using the new Vineland-3 both in traditional paper and pencil format and on Q-Global, Pearson’s web-based platform for test administration, scoring, and reporting.

    Date: Dec 08, 2016  Time: 10:30 AM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Working MemoryTtraining and Evidence-Based Interventions for ADHD

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

    Topic(s):

    While this webinar will spend approximately half of the hour on Cogmed as an evidence-based intervention for ADHD it will consider other options as well. However, as is well known by clinicians, researchers and educators there is no way to do an exhaustive review of evidence-based interventions of ADHD in 1 hour or less, let alone 30 minutes or less. What we will be able to provide is some data for your consideration of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the existing evidence thus far. Some time will be spent considering the impact of medication, Cogmed and other innovative approaches to managing ADHD. We consider this topic worthy of several hours of webinars and as such while we expect we may open up more questions than answers we thought this is useful to provide a forum for consideration of this topic.

    Date: Dec 08, 2016  Time: 01:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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