It’s Not Gibberish: Helping You Understand & Integrate Neuropsychological Evaluations Into Your Practice to Answer Your Questions, Improve Clinical Outcomes & Make Your Clients Happy
Offering 2.5 CEU Credits for LCSWs, LPCs, and PhDs.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
6:00 – 8:30pm
Dr. Carlson is a neuropsychologist in private practice and a licensed professional counselor. In this session she will explain in practical terms how neuropsychological evaluations are useful tools to mental health professionals and their clients. Participants will review what neuropsychological evaluations actually assess and how to review findings in reports. Clinicians will discover how evaluation results can be integrated into their practice to improve clinical outcomes and to provide solutions to clients/families that help solve problems and make them happy.
- Define the utility of neuropsychological evaluations for healthcare providers and clients. What will the evaluation offer that is different than another form of intervention?
- Identify cognitive domains commonly assessed within neuropsychological evaluations.
- Learn how to review test data and neuropsychological reports so that the information is useful to 1) you as a clinicians, and 2) your clients/families.
- Discuss how to apply the findings into your clinical practice.
Dr. Holly Carlson Zhao
Licensed Psychologist, Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Brain Health
Dr. Holly Carlson Zhao is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, with neuropsychological and forensic experience working with adults and older adults in outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. She founded the Center for Optimal Brain Health in Houston, Texas to help adults achieve healthy brain functioning and preserve their independence for a full life, support caregivers and offer forensic solutions with impeccable service and no scheduling delays.
Prior to her work at the Center Dr. Carlson Zhao provided neuropsychological evaluation services in association with Dr. Matthew Nance, Baylor College of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center, and at Amazing Place Memory Care and Wellness Center, and forensic evaluation services to private corporate clients and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. She is also an experienced psychotherapist and researcher. Dr. Carlson Zhao is passionate about the Center’s mission and the benefits of brain healthy living.