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Aug 25, 2017
Using Neuropsychology to Inform Therapeutic Practice
A Lunch Hour Primer

Intended Audience


Practicing Psychologists and Psychologists-in-Training




Individuals with medical or psychiatric disorders may experience cognitive impairments which limit their ability to participate meaningfully in psychotherapy. This presentation will provide an introduction to neuropsychological concepts and how they can be applied during the therapeutic process to help maximize client outcomes.


Learning Objectives


  • Become familiar with the different domains of cognitive functioning and how they are assessed
  • Describe the differences between intelligence testing and cognitive testing
  • Identify the cognitive impairments that are typically seen in organic and psychiatric disorders
  • Discuss strategies for working with neuropsychological challenges in psychotherapy


Program Format and Schedule

  • 60-minute webinar (45-minute presentation and 15-minute question period)


Date             Friday 25 August 2017


Time            12 noon to 1:00  p.m.


Location      Online




  Dr. Virginia Newton is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in serious mental illness. She provides neuropsychological assessment and consultation to psychiatric inpatients affiliated with Alberta Hospital Edmonton and young adults referred to the Edmonton Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic. She holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and assists with research conducted through the Bebensee Schizophrenia Research Unit. Through her private clinical practice, Brentwood Psychological Services, Dr. Newton offers professional consultations, psychological assessments, and clinical supervision.





The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists.  This workshop is offered for one (1.0) hours of CE Credit.  Full attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.  Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the program.




Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office.  Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee.  PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. 


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Registration Fees

PAA Members & Affiliate Members $35.00
PAA Student Members $25.00
PAA Provisional Members $25.00
Non-Members $45.00

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