National leaders in neuropsychology to present at UF symposium

Three nationally recognized leaders in clinical neuropsychology will participate in a UF symposium designed to offer insights into new developments in our understanding of brain-behavior relationships. “Contemporary Developments in Neuropsychology” will be held Friday, Mar. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the HPNP Complex, room G114.

The symposium speakers have helped shape the development and current face of the specialty of clinical neuropsychology. They include:

Kathleen Haaland, Ph.D., ABPP, a professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of New Mexico and a VA research career scientist at the New Mexico VA HealthCare System, will talk on “Neural Basis of Cognitive Motor Dysfunction.”

Yana Suchy, Ph.D., ABPP, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Utah’s Brain Institute and Center on Aging, will present “Executive Functioning: A Construct in Crisis.”

Gordon Chelune, Ph.D., ABPP, a professor of neurology at the University of Utah Health Science Center and a senior neuropsychologist at the university’s Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research, will discuss “Evidence-Based Practice: Moving from Group Data to Individual Decision Making.”

The speakers will illustrate how an understanding of brain-behavior relationships enhances our knowledge of critical personal and public health problems, and the clinical phenomena they describe will be of interest to all health professionals. The symposium will consist of three 30-minute talks accompanied by discussion between the speakers and audience. The event is free and open to the public. 

Three hours of continuing education will be offered for licensed psychologists, in accordance with the PHHP department of clinical and health psychology’s APA-accredited continuing education program.

“Contemporary Developments in Neuropsychology” is co-sponsored by the neuropsychology division in the department of clinical and health psychology, and by the Center for Neuropsychological Studies.

More information on the speakers