2017 Annual Spring Conference

The CNS Board is delighted to announce our program for the annual Spring Conference.
Our program features experts whose sessions will be both informative and thought-provoking. 

Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D

Neuropsychological Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals
Cognitive and Brain Changes in Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (see overview below)

Rose Manguso, PhD, ABPP and B. Thomas Gray, PhD, ABPP

It’s Criminal: A Primer in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology for Colorado Neuropsychologists  (see overview below)

Monday, April 24, 2017 at The PPA Event Center

2105 Decatur Street
Denver, Colorado 80211
303-433-8247

Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Session 1: Dr. Quiroz 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch (provided) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Session 2: Dr. Quiroz 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Session 3: Drs. Manguso and Gray 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Online Registration & Prices

SEATING IS LIMITED; EARLY REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2017

Click your registration type below to register using PayPal.

CNS Member $120
Non-CNS Member $150
CNS Member Student $65
Non-CNS Member Student $75 (includes $15 joining fee)

Checks Payment/Registration

 Print and complete this downloadable registration along with a check payable to ‘CNS’ and mail to:

Jennifer Geiger, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
275 Century Circle Suite 203
Louisville, CO 80027

Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D
Neuropsychological Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Individuals

Cognitive and Brain Changes in Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

This talk will review cultural and linguistic factors that affect the neuropsychological assessment of diverse individuals. The focus will be on understanding the challenges and opportunities of evaluating Spanish-speaking patients. Participants will learn the essential elements of conducting an evidence based neuropsychological evaluation with culturally/linguistically diverse patients. This workshop will include considerations for neuropsychological instrument and norms selection, a review of relevant sociocultural and linguistic measures, and an overview of a culturally-appropriate approach to the clinical interview, evaluation, report-writing, and provision of feedback. Additionally, findings from ongoing multimodal neuroimaging research with cognitively normal individuals at genetic risk to develop Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed.

Dr. Quiroz is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and a neuropsychologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her Ph.D. training in clinical psychology at Boston University and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at MGH. She is the co-director of the MGH Multicultural Neuropsychology Program (MUNDOS), a service that offers culturally appropriate bilingual neuropsychological testing and interventions to Latino adults.

Rose Manguso, PhD, ABPP and B. Thomas Gray, PhD, ABPP
It’s Criminal: A Primer in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology for Colorado Neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologists are increasingly being called upon to participate in criminal court proceedings in Colorado and across the U.S., both for adult and juvenile cases. Although not all neuropsychologists specialize in criminal forensic work, many will find themselves involved in one or more of these cases at some time during the course of their career, sometimes even unknowingly. Clinical neuropsychologists, particularly those who do not specialize in criminal forensic work, are often unfamiliar with relevant Colorado statutes and case law that govern the types of evaluations ordered by the courts. This presentation will provide an overview of evaluating competency to proceed, competency to waive Miranda rights, false confessions, as well as sanity and mental condition evaluations for Colorado criminal courts. Specific legal guidelines that control these types of evaluations will be provided, and the presenters will discuss the way in which clinical neuropsychologists may be called upon to contribute in these cases. In addition, the session will include a review of the James Holmes trial (the Aurora Theater shooter), in which both Drs. Manguso and Gray served as expert witnesses.

Dr. Manguso is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and Dr. Gray is board certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Both have extensive experience in criminal forensic work and are employed by CDHS Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, the hub for court ordered mental health evaluations for criminal defendants in our state.

Conference Objectives

For the overall conference, the participants will be able to:

1. Identify the important considerations for performing valid and ethical
neuropsychological assessments of culturally/linguistically diverse patients.

2. Identify clinical applications of using culturally appropriate measures and
approaches for evaluation of culturally/linguistically diverse patients.

3. Identify the important applications of criminal forensic work as applied
to the practice of clinical neuropsychology.

This program is approved for 6 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver Graduate
School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association
to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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