THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NEUROPSYCHOLOGY FORUM
Invites you to:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment
with Catherine McGill, Psy.D.
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10am-5pm
Where: Multipurpose Room 100, County of San Mateo Health Center, 225 37th Ave, San Mateo
1. Participants will be able to describe the signs, symptoms, and basic pathophysiology of concussion.
2. Participants will be able to describe the neurocognitive deficits associated with concussion and list at least three types of assessments and measures used to understand the nature of this injury.
3. Participants will be able formulate and implement an individualized concussion management plan according to the gold-standard guidelines and empirical research.
This one-day seminar will focus on a quickly growing area of clinical interest: concussion/ mild traumatic brain injury. Education will be provided to improve participant’s understanding of the pathophysiology of concussion and the measures and methods for assessing and conceptualizing the cognitive, emotional, and physical impact of a concussion throughout the course of recovery. Review of relevant literature, existing state laws, and evidence-based approaches for management and return-to-play guidelines will be conducted. Practical tools to guide appropriate concussion management across the home, school, medical, and athletic settings will be discussed. This seminar is designed for psychologists or other health care practitioners who may be asked to manage concussion.
About the Speaker
Dr. Catherine McGill is a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery, and Education (SCORE) program at the Children's National Health System in Washington, DC. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Akron and completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology. She received her internship training in pediatric neuropsychology and special immunology at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the Miami Miller School of Medicine, and her postdoctoral fellowship training in pediatric neuropsychology, with a specialization in mild traumatic brain injury/concussion, at the Children's National Health System. Dr. McGill is a clinician, researcher, teacher/trainer, and public health advocate for persons and families with brain injuries. Prior and current research interests include youth concussions with a focus on effective educational outreach and the development of tools for the evaluation of post-concussion functioning. She is an active advocate for community outreach and preparing schools, leagues, and medical systems for concussion recognition and response and maintains a focus on keeping kids having fun and playing safely. Dr. McGill currently resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband.
APA and QME CEUs: 6
Registration Now Open!
Register by July 9 for earlybird rates!
Registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch