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Unless otherwise noted, the instructional level for NCNF educational presentation is for licensed psychologists, graduate students, and other medical professionals with knowledge and experience in neuropsychology and neuroscience.



Upcoming events

    • October 05, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement St., Room 7-218, San Francisco, CA 94121
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    THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NEUROPSYCHOLOGY FORUM
    Welcomes you to:
    Epileptic and Non-Epileptic Seizure Disorders:

    Neuropsychological Implications

    with Brenda Austin, Ph.D.


    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Define epilepsy and differentiate epilepsy from a seizure.

    2 Discuss 3 exams and tests used to diagnose epilepsy, and their relevance to the diagnostic process.

    3. Discuss at least 3 non-pharmacologic interventions for epilepsy.

    4. Explain the difference between epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures and state the “gold standard” test to differentiate the 2 conditions.

    5. State at least 5 psychiatric symptoms associated with non-epileptic seizures and formulate treatment approaches to decrease or eradicate non-epileptic seizures.


    About Dr. Austin

    Dr. Austin is a Clinical Psychologist with specialties in Neuropsychology, Geropsychology, and Sport Psychology. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in the area of Clinical Neurophysiology, including at the Regional Epilepsy Center at the Harborview Medical Center of the University of Washington, where she supervised the EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. At the Epilepsy Center, she became interested in non-epileptic seizures, which later became the focus of her dissertation, conducted through the Northern California Epilepsy Center at the University of California at San Francisco. She provides guest lectures and consultation on epilepsy and non-epileptic seizures, safety management techniques, and other topics to mental health providers and trainees. Dr. Austin has worked in physical rehabilitation settings and on the HIV Units at St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) and at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH) in San Francisco, CA. She is the former Director of Training for the LHH Psychology Training, a Past-President of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF), Former Co-Chair of the Professional Affairs and Information Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and is a NAN Fellow. She is a graduate of The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.


    When: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: San Francisco VA Medical Center

    Building 7, Room 218

    4150 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94121

    APA and QME CEUs: 3

    NCNF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCNF maintains responsibility for this program.

    Register by September 28th

     for discounted rates!

    NCNF Cancellation Policy: A 50% refund is possible for written cancellation requests sent via email to NCNFsecretary@gmail.com by 9/28/2017 Refunds will not be issued for cancellations requested after 9/28/2017.

    Please contact NCNF President, Allen Hobbs, Ph.D. at NCNFpresident@gmail.com if you have any special accommodation requests.

Past events

July 14, 2017 Updates on Supervision for Professional Psychology, Presented by Edward Shafranske, PhD
June 03, 2017 Leveraging Mobile Technology to Enhance Cognitive Health: Digital Health and Neuroimaging in Research with Joaquin Anguera, Ph.D. and Theodore Zanto, Ph.D.
January 21, 2017 The Boston Process Approach in Neuropsychological Assessment: Past, Present, Future with Lee Ashendorf, Ph.D.
October 25, 2016 Student Event: How to Become a Neuropsychologist with Rayna Hirst, Ph.D.
September 28, 2016 Death and Dying: Neuropsychological Perspectives with Michael L. Drexler, Ph.D.
July 16, 2016 Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment with Catherine McGill, Psy.D.
March 30, 2016 Cognitive Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders with Joel Kramer, Psy.D.
December 05, 2015 Nonverbal Learning Disability with Jan Gregory, Ph.D.
November 09, 2015 Student Event: How to Become a Neuropsychologist
September 19, 2015 Future Directions in Neuropsychology
June 09, 2015 Billing Codes and Regulations with Antonio Puente, Ph.D.
March 28, 2015 Multilingual Neuropsychological Assessment with Tedd Judd, Ph.D.
January 24, 2015 Leading Edge Clinical Practices in Adult Neuropsychology
December 08, 2014 STUDENT and EARLY CAREER SYMPOSIUM
October 08, 2014 Neuropsychiatric Issues in Capacity Evaluations and Probate Work
June 07, 2014 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Dilemmas in Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the High Functioning Child and Adolescent
May 10, 2014 NCNF Student and Early Career Symposium
March 22, 2014 Neuromedical Chart Review
February 24, 2014 NCNF Winter Social!
December 11, 2013 Help and Hope in Alzheimer's Science and Care
September 18, 2013 Neuromedical Interventions for Chronic Brain Injury
June 01, 2013 Summit on Healthcare Reform: Implications for Neuropsychology
April 24, 2013 Conscious vs. Unconscious Processes in the Brain
February 27, 2013 Special Education Law and Neuropsychology
January 17, 2013 NCNF Social/Networking Event
October 24, 2012 What FTD is Teaching Us About the Brain
June 02, 2012 The Evaluation and Management of Sports-related Concussion: A Review of Current Practices
April 25, 2012 The Basics of Blast Injury including the Physics
February 29, 2012 Rehabilitation of Executive Control Functions in Chronic Brain Injury
October 26, 2011 HIV-Related Neurobehavioral Aberrations
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