Executive functioning is a complex neuropsychological construct involving several higher-order cognitive processes. These processes guide, direct, monitor, and control behaviors, cognitions (e.g., problem-solving and goal pursuit), and adaptive skills and functions (i.e., flexibly adjusting to a changing social environment). Executive functioning capabilities influence multiple domains including school readiness, success and learning, interpersonal relationships, social competence, psychiatric health, and employment abilities. Sleep dysfunction has been known to negatively impact executive functioning capabilities. This training is designed to increase understanding of the causes, consequences, and interventions for persons impacted by executive functioning impairments and sleep disturbances. Empirically-based research findings will be presented throughout this training.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Define trauma and other related terms.
b). Develop a working knowledge of the common causes and consequences associated with executive dysfunction and sleep disturbances.
c). Discuss screening options to improve the identification of executive functioning impairments and sleep disturbances.
d). Learn about intervention and treatment options.
e). Acquire a basic understanding of the existing empirical research on executive dysfunction and sleep disturbances.
Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
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