This presentation introduces new concepts from neuroscience research and connects them with patient case formulation for psychotherapists. Part one covers new research about executive functions from cognitive and affective neuroscience. This includes discussion and examples of how attention, working memory, task oriented behaviors and emotional self-regulation develop. Part two covers how the executive functions are impacted by acute and chronic trauma (including cross generational trauma generated by adverse experiences like racism and ethnic persecution), neurodivergence, and mood disorder. Part three is group case study analysis with discussion and application of concepts.
3 Continuing Education Credits are available
- Attendees will be able to explain concepts from neuroscience such as predictive coding and dual process theory as they apply to attention, working memory, and information processing
- Attendees will be able to identify how factors such as trauma (including acute, chronic and cross-generational trauma), neurodivergence, and mood disorder, impact attention, working memory, and information processing
- Attendees will apply concepts from neuroscience as well as new information about trauma, neurodivergence, and mood disorder to case analysis and formulation (confidential anonymized case study materials will be provided in advance)
Presenter Information: Dr. Rebecca Resnik
Dr. Resnik earned a Doctor of Psychology from The George Washington University. Dr. Resnik completed her psychology internship training in Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. Her two year Post-Doctoral Residency in Psychological Assessment was completed at Mindwell Psychology in Virginia. Dr. Resnik is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Maryland. She has been qualified as an Expert Witness in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. Dr. Resnik holds a Master of Education in Special Education (concentration in Learning Disabilities) from The University of Maryland at College Park. which was ranked 11th in the country at the time. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education (Cum Laude and with Honors) from UMCP with a concentration in Learning Disabilities.
Professional Life and Service
Dr. Resnik, President-Elect of the Maryland Psychological Association, has served for seven years on the association’s Board of Directors. In 2017 Dr. Resnik was honored with the Outstanding Volunteer Contribution Award at the MPA State Convention. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER), a professional group dedicated to the needs of students with learning differences. Dr. Resnik is also a member of The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (Affiliate Member), the International Mind Brain and Education Society, Exceptional Minds (X-Minds), CHADD, The American Professional Society on ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), The Reading League, International Dyslexia Association, and Learning Disabilities Association of America/Montgomery County. Her research interests include applications of computational linguistics in clinical psychology and mental health.
In 2014, Dr. Resnik co-founded the first Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology workshop, held at the Association for Computational Linguistics annual international conference. She continues to serve as organizer, reviewer, and discussant for the Workshop (now in its 7th year). Dr. Resnik served as a Clinical Panel Consultant to for the Jelinek Workshop in Speech and Language Technology at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Resnik has published research with computational linguist collaborators focused on how language technology can enhance psychological practice (such as by identifying people at risk of suicide)
More About Dr. Resnik: www.resnikpsychology.com
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