Testing Basics: How Neuropsychological Assessment Can Help Therapy Clients

Presented by Jeremy Sharp, PhD on 04-09-2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

As a practicing therapist or counselor, have you ever asked yourself after a therapy session, “What is going on with this client?” You are not alone! People are complex, and therapists and counselors can only get so much understanding from spending an hour a week with someone. Enter neuropsychological testing.

Neuropsychological testing and assessment can be a helpful way to gain information about a person’s cognitive and emotional functioning, and it can transform the therapeutic process. Unfortunately, this valuable service is often hard to navigate for both clients and their clinicians.

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Dr. Jeremy Sharp will walk participants through the key concepts a therapist needs to know about psychological assessment. Dr. Sharp will outline the benefits, common outcomes, and applications of neuropsychological testing as follows:

  • What: what is assessment, exactly? What does it look like in practice? What does it cost? What are common outcomes of testing?
  • When: when should therapists or counselors refer a client for an assessment? When can you expect results from the assessment?
  • Who: who can perform an assessment? Who can benefit from an assessment?
  • How: how do you “sell” testing to your clients? How can you interpret and apply assessment results to help your clients?

This introductory continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health clinicians:

  1. Define neuropsychological testing.
  2. Identify three types of therapy clients who can benefit from a neuropsychological assessment.
  3. List three common diagnoses that result from neuropsychological testing.
  4. Describe three common positive outcomes from assessments.
  5. Summarize how to best learn from and apply assessment results in your therapeutic work.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: None indicated by presenter.

Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: None.

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To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Jeremy Sharp, PhD

Jeremy Sharp, PhD

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to about 20 clinicians and staff.

Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, he specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two kids.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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