Executive Function

Teaching and Counseling the Developing  Brain: The Critical Role of Executive Function 


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

February 23, 2018

Children and adolescents are not just smaller adults with little to no self-regulation. There is neuropsychological data as to why their developing brains can be more challenging and elusive to teach and counsel. However, there are ways to manage and work in tandem with the remarkable developing brain.
This seminar will define the term ‘Executive Function’ and how we can use this knowledge to help teach and counsel children and adolescents. The presenters will cover and review some of the current evidence-based interventions and strategies in working with children and adolescents with a focus on the developing brain.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Identify the practical applications for teaching and providing therapy to children and adolescents.
2) Demonstrate an understanding of the developing brain to apply in the classroom and in therapy.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

Workshop Schedule:

Registration Opens: 12:45pm
Workshop Begins 1:00pm
Workshop Ends: 2:00pm
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $40.00
TCSPP Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Admission: $20.00
TCSPP Current Site Supervisor and Community Partner Admission: $20.00
Student Admission: Free