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Neuropsychology Division Presents: Novel Approaches to Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction
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When: 11/8/2014
9 am to 2 pm
Where: St. John's University
101 Astor Place
New York, New York 
United States
Presenter: Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD
Contact: NYSPA Central Office

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Online registration has closed for this event. Onsite registration will be available. 

The workshop site is sponsored by Rafael Javier, Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs and the Postdoctoral Certificate Programs in Forensic Psychology, St. John’s University.

Credit: 3 Hours Continuing Education Credit

Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD is a Clinical Professor of Neurology, at NYU School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Luria Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Goldberg will provide a workshop geared towards clinical professionals who are new to the field of neuropsychology as well as those who are experienced neuropsychologists.  He will review the structure and function of the frontal lobe. Dr. Goldberg’s summary:  “Agent-centered decision-making is a cardinal aspect of frontal-lobe function, yet few procedures exist to characterize it.  Using novel cognitive tasks, we demonstrate the unique affiliation of agent-centered decision-making with the prefrontal cortex; characterize the functional lateralization in the frontal lobes in ways which eluded more traditional approaches; and identify the functional continuity between the cognitive effects of lateralized frontal lesions, hemiparkinsonian syndromes, and the variants of Tourette’s Syndrome.”

Presenter Credentials:
Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist known for his work in hemispheric specialization and the Novelty-Routinization Theory of executive function. After his studies with Alexander Luria at Moscow State University, he moved to the United States in 1974.  He is currently a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine.  Dr.  Goldberg performs post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University, and is the founding director of the Luria Neuroscience Institute.  His research has focused on the frontal lobes, hemispheric specialization, memory, cognitive aging, and a general theory of functional cortical organization.  Dr. Goldberg was among the early proponents of cognitive fitness, and is the author of a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Contemporary Neuropsychology and the Legacy of Luria, The Executive Brain:  Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind, and The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger as Your Brain Grows Older.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
(1)  Improve their understanding of frontal-lobe functions.
(2)  Improve their understanding of laterality.
(3)  Improve their understanding of striatal disorders.

Continental Breakfast and Registration: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Presentation: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Questions and Answers: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Workshop Registration Fee, Deadlines, and Refund Policy:
Online or phone registration deadline is November 6, 2014.  Tickets may be purchased on site the day of the program.


$50 Members of NYSPA's Neuropsychology Division or NYSAN
$75 NYSPA Members
$100 Non-Members
$15 for Non-member students,

St. John’s University students may attend for free with school ID.

Full refunds will be provided until October 25th, 2014. There will be no refunds after October 25th, 2014. The cost of this workshop does not include the fee for continuing education credit.  An additional fee of $10 NYSPA Member or $20 Non-NYSPA Member is required for CE credit.

Continuing Education Statement:
Novel Approaches to Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction is sponsored by the Foundation of the New York State Psychological Association and the Neuropsychology Division of the New York State Psychological Association.  The Foundation of the New York State Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer Continuing Education for psychologists. The Foundation of the New York State Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Grievance Procedure:
Grievances about the workshop must be submitted in writing to the Foundation of the New York State Psychological Association, Inc., 3 Pine West Plaza, Ste 308, Albany, New York 12205, Attn: Continuing Education Committee.

Attendance Requirements:
To receive credit, you must be present for the entire workshop. You are required to sign in at the beginning of the workshop and after the lunch break, if any applicable, and you must sign out before the lunch break and at the end of the program to receive CE credit. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. All attendees must complete a Program Evaluation.

Neuropsychology Division Executive Board Members
June Shapiro, PhD                   2014 Neuropsychology Division President
Gabrielle Stutman, PhD            President-Elect 2015
Paul Gunser, PsyD                  President-Elect 2016
Carla Beckford-Ogunleye, PhD  Council Representative
Lalita Krishnamurthy, PhD        Secretary-Treasurer
Erik Moore, PhD                      Legislative Committee Representative

For more information about NYSPA’s Neuropsychology Division and how to become a member, please contact the Neuropsychology Division President, June Shapiro, PhD at or (917) 400-0111 (text/voicemail), or add Neuropsychology to your membership at