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All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

NEREG - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES): an introduction

NEREG - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES): an introduction

When: October 20, 2018

Time: 8.30AM-4.30PM (registration 7.45-8.30)

Where: Malcolm Forbes Auditorium 
Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

Breakfast and lunch included

Simultaneous all-day conferences on adult and childhood epilepsy and psychogenic non epileptic seizures taught by epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, social workers, registered dieticians, and nurses who specialize in epilepsy and seizures. 

AGENDA:
9 - 9:15 Program Overview - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
9:15 - 10 Introduction to Psychogenic non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) - Lorna Myers, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
10 - 10:45 How are psychogenic seizures diagnosed - Christos Lambrakis, M.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
10:45 - 11 BREAK
11 - 11:45 Psychological trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and PNES - Lorna Myers, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
11:45 - 12:30 The neuropsychology of PNES - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:15 Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures in Children and Adolescents -- Julia Doss, Psy.D. Minnesota Epilepsy Group
2:15 - 2:30 BREAK
2:30 - 3:30 Psychotherapists: How to treat a patient who has PNES? Patients: how to explain PNES to others? -- Lorna Myers, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
3:30 - 4:30 Informal round table gathering for audience members who wish to stay behind and continue networking

Speakers:
Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.
Dr. Trobliger is the co-director of the Clinical Neuropsychology program at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group, which has offices in New York and New Jersey. He sees both children and adults. He completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at New York University. During his studies he did training at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Bellevue's Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's TBI Unit, and several private practices. Following completion of his PhD, he completed a fellowship at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group before joining as a full-time staff member. His research interests include: Epilepsy and Memory, Epilepsy and ADHD, and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and cognitive functioning.

Lorna Myers, Ph.D. 
Dr. Myers is the director of the Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizure program at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group. She is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and has worked with patients diagnosed with PNES for fifteen years. She is also a certified clinician and supervisor in prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD.  In 2014, she published the book: Psychogenic non- epileptic Seizures: A Guide which was later translated and published in Japanese and Spanish.

Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
Dr. Lambrakis is the Associate Director of the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and an epileptologist.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, Rensaeler Polyteclinic Institute of New York and his Doctorate of Medicine from New York Medical College.  He completed his Internship, residency in Neurology and Neurophysiology Fellowship in Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He and Dr. Marcelo Lancman formed the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group in 1998.  He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with a specialization in Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Julia Doss, Psy.D.
Dr. Doss is the Director of Pediatric the Psychogenic non-epileptic seizure program at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group and the Training Director of the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship. Dr. Doss is a clinical psychologist and one of the authors of a new book called Pediatric non-epileptic seizures: A Treatment Guide (Springer Publishing).

Target audience: Psychologists and Social Workers. The course is geared for: All Levels

Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:
1) Tell the definition and characterization of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
2) Detect the common neuropsychological profiles of patients who carry this diagnosis
3) Discuss treatment options for patients with PNES depending on their psychiatric comorbidities and age.
4) Demonstrate competence in managing a patient with PNES in their office
5) Specify the differences that occur in adult and pediatric PNES

CE credits available: (cost: $40)  https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=2293

For questions or concerns, phone 201-343-6676 or email epilepsynj@epilepsygroup.com.

Continuing education certificates will be available following satisfactory course completion at 

http://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/Certificate.aspx  

2018 CE Language

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, And signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in Or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit Is Not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NJ Social Workers: An application has been made for consideration of approval for 6 Clinical CE Credits.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6 ) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (6) hours.|
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY:
R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (6) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general. Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board's approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


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