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Psychological Assessment Rounds presented by PAR, April Session

Apr 20, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Apr 20, 2022 4:00pm

Identification: web220420

Each month, Dr. Peter Isquith hosts an assessment rounds, with occasional guest cohosts, that presents case studies from school and clinical perspectives. Attendees can submit cases they would like to see highlighted in future sessions. This month's session topic is "A Question of LD, ADHD, Anxiety, and ASD."

Eligible for 1 CE credit.*

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the steps to an evidence-based assessment approach.
  • Identify the rule-in/rule-out criteria for diagnostic questions.
  • Answer the referral questions within both an educational and clinical framework.

Qualification Level Required: B

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, mental health counselors

Speaker(s):
  • Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Coauthor of the BRIEF family of products peter.isquith@qpsych.com, Dartmouth Medical School
Moderator(s):

Applying Advanced Interpretation of the Feifer Assessment of Writing (FAW) to Improve Students' Writing Skills

Apr 27, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Apr 27, 2022 1:00pm

Identification: web220427

The Feifer Assessment of Writing (FAW) is a diagnostic achievement test. When used together, FAW skills, error, and behavior analyses provide an in-depth view of a student’s specific strengths and weaknesses. This information can inform intervention planning and allow practitioners to tailor their support to a student’s specific needs rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. Practitioners will understand and learn how to incorporate skills, error, and behavior analyses into their assessment of a student’s written language.

Eligible for 1 CE credit.*

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term dysgraphia and use a brain-based educational model to diagnose written language disorders by classifying them into three distinct subtypes.
  • Understand how to use the FAW as a comprehensive diagnostic achievement measure to better diagnose and remediate written language disorders in children.
  • Identify and describe the importance of how skills, error analyses, and behavior analyses provide insight to better understand written language strengths and weaknesses.
  • Apply FAW interpretation strategies to a case study example to better inform intervention planning.

Qualification Level Required: S

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, mental health counselors

Speaker(s):
  • Steven G. Feifer, DEd, Author of the Feifer Assessment of Writing, feifer@comcast.net
  • Carrie Champ Morera, PsyD, NCSP, LP, Lead project and content director cmorera@parinc.com, PAR, Inc.
  • Terri Sisson, EdS, Educational assessment advisor–National accounts tsisson@parinc.com, PAR, Inc.

Psychological Assessment Rounds presented by PAR, May Session

May 11, 2022 3:00pm ‐ May 11, 2022 4:00pm

Identification: web220511

Each month Dr. Peter Isquith will host an assessment rounds with occasional guest co-hosts presenting case studies from both school and clinical perspectives utilizing PAR assessments. Attendees are able to submit cases they would like to see highlighted and reviewed during future sessions. This month's session is "Flipping Furniture: When Obsessions and Compulsions Drive Behavior."

Eligible for 1 CE credit.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the steps to an evidence-based assessment approach.
  • Identify the rule-in/rule-out criteria for diagnostic questions.
  • Answer the referral questions within both an educational and clinical framework.

Qualification Level Required: B

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, mental health counselors

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Coauthor of the BRIEF family of products peter.isquith@qpsych.com, Dartmouth Medical School

Using Neuropsychology to Identify Dyslexia in Spanish and English Learners

May 19, 2022 11:00am ‐ May 19, 2022 12:00pm

Identification: web220519

With the increased awareness concerning best practices in the early identification of dyslexia, it is essential that practitioners are be able to accurately identify true disability cases, including within the English learner (EL) population. There are undeniable advantages to early monitoring and identification of students who may be at risk for dyslexia. As such, these practices should be extended to ELs. Because assessment of ELs adds complexity to the identification of dyslexia, sophistication and knowledge of reading problems and language differences are needed to ensure more accurate assessment conclusions.

Eligible for 1 CE credit.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the nature of dyslexia in both English and Spanish speakers, as well as articulate specific brain regions that underscore the reading process in both languages.
  • Describe the linguistic differences in reading both English and Spanish.
  • Apply knowledge of dyslexia to Spanish-speaking ELs with respect to intervention decision making.

Qualification Level Required: S

Instructional Level: Introductory

Target Audience: Educational diagnosticians, psychologists, school psychologists

Speaker(s):
  • Rodrigo E. Enciso, MA, LEP, Owner and executive clinician of the REED Center, rodrigo.enciso@sdreedcenter.com
Moderator(s):
  • Eric Culqui, MA, Educational Assessment Advisor, eculqui@parinc.com
Speaker(s):
  • Steven G. Feifer, DEd, Author of the Feifer Assessment of Writing, feifer@comcast.net

Social Determinants of Cognitive Health: A Dynamic Life Course Perspective on How Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities Impact Cognitive Aging

May 26, 2022 11:00am ‐ May 26, 2022 12:00pm

Identification: web220526

The first in our neuropsychology series!

This webinar will address key social determinants of health (SDOH) and how disparities in SDOH factors disproportionately impact brain health among ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. The webinar will review historical problems that have resulted in the misdiagnosis of cognitive status among racial and ethnic groups. The interaction between SDOH and biological factors will be discussed as it contributes to poor brain health outcomes. Finally, this session will provide direction for optimizing brain health in vulnerable populations.

Eligible for 1 CE credit.*

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key social determinants of health that contribute to brain health outcomes.
  • Discuss how SDOH factors contribute to poor brain health outcomes that disproportionately impact racial and ethnically diverse groups.
  • Identify ways to optimize cognitive health in vulnerable populations.

Qualification Level Required: A

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Psychologists, neuropsychologists

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • April Thames, PhD, Associate professor-in-residence athames@mednet.ucla.edu, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Introduction to PARiConnect—For New Users

Jun 2, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Jun 2, 2022 1:00pm

Identification: web220602

Join Daniel McFadden for a real-time tour of PARiConnect. New users will learn the basics of this online assessment platform and be introduced to ways they can streamline their assessment process. There will be a demo of administration options and a question-and-answer session. This session is ideal for users who are just getting acquainted with PARiConnect.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Log in and navigate the PARiConnect account structure.
  • Learn about the resources available and save to favorites.
  • Manage their inventory and make purchases.
  • Conduct manual data entry, email administrations, and administer on-screen.

Qualification Level Required: A

Moderator(s):
  • Alexis Jarvis, Customer Support Specialist ajarvis@parinc.com, PAR, Inc.
Speaker(s):
  • Daniel McFadden, MBA, Director of Customer Support dmcfadde@parinc.com, PAR, Inc.

Understanding Addiction: From Assessment to Treatment

Jun 9, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Jun 9, 2022 1:00pm

Identification: web220609

The second in our neuropsychology series!

According to the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, substance misuse is estimated to cost society $442 billion each year in health care costs, lost productivity, and criminal justice expenses. In this webinar, we will review substance misuse in the United States and discuss differences between substance use and substance use disorders. We will highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the recovery community and several important consequences. The webinar will review of the neurobiology of addiction and what is understood at a mechanistic level with regard to the development of addiction. Finally, we will discuss assessment and treatment approaches to help providers more accurately understand and treat individuals who are experiencing addiction. This webinar will discuss the scientific underpinnings of addiction as well as provide practical information for everyday practice.

Eligible for 1 CE credit.*

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of addiction in the United States, addressing the impact of COVID-19.
  • Describe the neurobiology of addiction and appreciate the complex interplay of genetics and environment.
  • Address assessment and key treatment approaches when working with individuals with addiction and substance use disorders.

Qualification Level Required: A

Instructional Level: Introductory

Target Audience: Psychologists, neuropsychologists, mental health counselors, parents, teachers, addiction specialists

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Viktoriya Magid, PhD, Licensed clinical psychologist drvmagid@gmail.com
  • Edward T. Lewis, MD, FAPA, Assistant professor of psychiatry lewiset@musc.edu, Medical University of South Carolina

Antiracist Psychological Assessment: Acknowledging the Harmful History and Moving Toward a More Inclusive, Equitable Process

Jun 16, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Jun 16, 2022 2:00pm

Identification: web220616

This webinar describes ways to incorporate antiracist practices throughout the assessment process and offers suggestions for how to teach and promote such practices in training programs. Antiracist practice involves a constant series of choices toward equity at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional level. Racism is, unfortunately, part of the history of psychological assessment. As such, the assessment process and its outcomes have resulted in harm to people of color. A crucial part of moving toward antiracist practices in psychological assessment is understanding the role and impact of racism in the history of assessment and taking active steps to change the assessment process. This program will offer a historicized perspective on the detrimental effects of psychological assessment in order to frame the need for intentional efforts toward antiracist assessment practices among assessors and educators. The presenters will focus on assessment of children, how school-based psychological practice influences the racial disparities we see in schools, and the ways in which test construction is moving toward antiracism. The webinar will also include information on how to evaluate a measure for use with clients of different racial/ethnic backgrounds.

Eligible for 2 CE credits.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe two ways psychological assessment has harmed outcomes for people of color.
  • Explain three ways to incorporate antiracist methods of psychological assessment in their practice and/or teaching.
  • Discuss methods to increase inclusivity in test development.
  • Describe methods to evaluate test appropriateness for a given population.

Qualification Level Required: A

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Clinical psychologists, educational diagnosticians, psychologists, school psychologists, teachers

Speaker(s):