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CE/CPD Module Description

Name of CE/CPD Module:
Neuropsychology of Emotional Disturbance

CE/CPD Description:
Ann Leonard-Zabel, Ed.D. discusses: 1) the challenges of emotional disturbance in children; 2) the neural architecture of temperament and emotional functioning; 3) the neurobiology of empathy; 4) the neurobiology of internalizing disorders, 5) the neurobiology of externalizing disorders; and 6) the merits of school-wide positive behavioral supports.

CE/CPD Goals and Objectives:
This CE/CPD Module is designed to help you:
• Identify three main subcortical brain regions responsible for regulating emotions.
• Describe the functions of schwann cells, mirror neurons, and spindle cells related to empathy.
• Identify the four brain regions implicated in bipolar, anxiety, OCD, PSTD, depression disorders.
• Describe the distinction between early and late starters.
• Identify what takes place in a 3 tier intervention model for positive behavioral supports.
• The overall quality of the CE/CPD Module was good.
• I can use the information presented in this module in my professional work.
• The material was presented in an organized manner.
• The instructor was knowledgeable on the topic.
• I would be interested in attending additional CE/CPD modules by this examiner.
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• I would probably come back to this site in the future for additional CE/CPD training.

Number of CE/CPD Credits: 5

Cost for Individuals: $150.00

Cost for Groups of 5+: $135.00

About the Presenter:

Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel, Ph.D., ABSNP
Dr. Leonard-Zabel received her Doctoral Degree in Child and Youth Studies-Special Services and Exceptional Education with a focus on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University, a Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, a Masters of Education in Clinical Counseling coupled with a Paralegal Studies concentration from Bridgewater University and a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral and Biological Anthropology with a concentration in the Pre-Medical Sciences from the University of Massachusetts/Boston. She is a full professor of Psychology at Curry College in Massachusetts and is currently designing Psychology undergraduate concentrations in Addictions and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, she is an instructor and clinical supervisor within the KIDS, Inc. Post-Graduate Certificate Program in School Neuropsychology for the past 10 years. She owns and operates a private practice specializing in School Psychology/School Neuropsychology and Clinical Forensic Counseling. She provides assessments, consultation, and trainings to schools, families, clinics, law firms, and courts locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds diplomat and fellow certificates/certifications in the field of School Psychology, School Neuropsychology, Forensic Examining & Counseling, Clinical Counseling, Psychotherapy, Addictions, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Disability Analysis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Homeland Security. She was recognized in the American Psychological Association-Monitor on Psychology Journal under the personality and achievement section. She was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Circle of Directors from the American Board of Disability Analysts and the title of Honorary Founding Faculty Member for the American College of Disability Analysts. Dr. Leonard-Zabel was asked and unanimously elected to serve on the Learning Disabilities Worldwide Congress-Board of Directors (LDW). Recently, she presented at the 24th World Congress on Learning Disabilities in London, England serving as the Opening Keynote Speaker and providing two presentations. In September 2017 she will be serving as one of the four chairpersons for the 25th World Conference on Learning Disabilities in Florida, USA. In addition, she was asked to speak at the IBCCES International Symposium on Cognitive Research and Disabilities focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorders Assessment. She serves on three national and international editorial boards in the areas of Psychology and Disability Analysis. She has provided written articles and chapters on Learning Disabilities and Neuropsychology. She was awarded the Curry College Excellence in Teaching 'Researcher of the Year'. In addition, Dr. Leonard-Zabel received the 'Person of the Year' award from Curry College acknowledging excellence in teaching, mentorship, leadership and community service. Dr. Leonard-Zabel is asked to present nationally and internationally on an on-going basis.

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Individual Webinars for Purchase

Academic Deficits
Integrating Cognitive Assessment in School Neuropsychological Evaluations: New Developments in CHC Theory, SLD Identification, and Cross-Battery Assessment
Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders: From Assessment to Intervention
Neuropsychology of Writing Disorders: From Assessment to Intervention
Neuropsychology of Mathematics Disorders: From Assessment to Intervention

Assessment Instruments
NEPSY-II: From Administration to Clinical Interpretation
Evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorders with the Autism Spectrum Rating Scale: New Data and New Ideas
Delis Kaplan Executive Function Systems (D-KEFS): Administration and Interpretation
Cognitive Assessment System: Second Edition - From Assessment to Intervention
Test of Everyday Attention for Children - Second Edition (TEA-Ch2) J Version for children ages 5-0 to 7-11
Test of Everyday Attention for Children - Second Edition (TEA-Ch2) A Version for children ages 8-0 to 15-11
Clinical Populations
Neuro-profiling of the Hijacked Brain: Adolescent Addiction
Neuropsychology of Juvenile Delinquency
Neuropsychology of Chronic Illnesses
Neuropsychology of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury: From Assessment to Intervention
Requisite Assessment Skills and Considerations for Evaluating Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Cognitive Processes
A Five Dimensional Model of Executive Function: Cognition, Behavior, Social-Emotional, Academics, & Impairment
Neuropsychology of Working Memory: From Assessment to Interventions (Updated)
Long-Term Memory: From Assessment to Interventions
Neuropsychology of Executive Functions: Part 1 - Theories
Neuropsychology of Executive Functions: Part 2 - Assessment
Neuropsychology of Executive Functions: Part 3 - Interventions
Emotional Disturbance
Neuropsychology of Emotional Disturbance
When the brain injures others: Understanding, evaluating, and treating children and adolescent violence from a school neuropsychological perspective
Functional Neuroanatomy
Review of Functional Neuroanatomy
Legal and Ethical Issues
"All's Well That End's We" Addressing Psychological Ethical and Legal Issues
Report Writing and Case Studies
Making School Neuropsychological Reports Relevant to Curriculum and Instruction
Special Topics
Importance of Considering Sleep in School Neuropsychological Assessment
Multicultural Issues in School Psychology and School Neuropsychology