CONCEPT Wednesday Webinar: Executive Dysfunction in Clinical and Forensic Settings

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:00am
This webinar on Executive Dysfunction in Clinical and Forensic Settings is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown.
Executive function is conceptualized as the skills that enable an individual to plan, organize, and complete goal-directed behaviors and tasks. These skills can include cognitive flexibility, attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and problem solving. However, problems with executive function have been linked to psychiatric disorders like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and substance use and negative life outcomes including low educational attainment, employment problems, and antisocial behavior. For example, executive dysfunction is characterized by impulsivity and difficulty linking one’s behavior to consequences, both of which increase the risk for antisocial behavior. As such, executive dysfunction problems are commonplace among those in forensic psychiatric and correctional facilities. Because addressing executive dysfunction is essential in decreasing the risk of future antisocial behavior, this training increases the understanding of executive dysfunction-related problems among mental health and criminal justice professionals.
April 8, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00pm PST | 11:00am – 12:00pm MST | 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
1 Hour | 1 CE (CEU)


Location: Online
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