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NJ Psychologist Special Section Winter 2019: Practical Applications of Neuropsychological Testing
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  •  3.0 CE

The term clinical neuropsychology refers to a health care discipline which involves evaluation of people with brain dysfunction. Common domains assessed in a neuropsychological evaluation include memory, attention, visuospatial functioning, executive functioning, language, motor skills, mood, and personality. Effort testing (i.e. performance validity testing), although not a cognitive domain, is perhaps the largest area of growth in the field in recent years. Other areas of growth in the field include test security and protection of raw data, the use of computerized testing, the use of technicians, and the application of test results in forensic setting. In addition, our awareness has become increasingly focused on the importance of developing cross cultural competence and how able we are to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.

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NJ Psychologist Special Section Fall 2018: Treating Substance Use Disorders
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  •  3.0 CE

This 3.0 CE Special Section focuses on the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). First, Arnold Washton, PhD, makes a compelling case for why psychologists should treat SUDs and how practitioners can enhance their clinical confidence and skills in this area. Next, Zev Labins, MD, an addiction psychiatrist, provides a summary of medications most commonly used the treatment of SUDs emphasizing the importance of close collaboration between psychologists and prescribing physicians to provide SUD patients with optimally coordinated care.

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