Executive Functions in Mental Health: Are Your
Clients Seeing the Whole Picture? - Mental Health / Counselors
A Practical Approach for Successful
Interventions & Therapeutic Responses
Executive functions enable us to have insight, foresight, hindsight, and the
ability to see context. When these abilities are diminished or non-existent, it
causes problems for those individuals, along with others in their lives. In
extreme cases, it is indicative of a mental health problem.
Understanding executive dysfunction in a practical way leads to successful
interventions and therapeutic responses. Children, in general, have not
developed their executive functions yet; we know how difficult their behaviors
can be due to this lack of insight and inability to see the bigger picture. Many
adult mental health issues stem from lack of development, frozen development, or
physiological damage that inhibits development of insight, foresight, hindsight,
and the ability to see beyond the current situation. In the absence of these
abilities, interventions can be initiated that develop executive function or
substitute for lack of executive function. Attend this fun, comprehensive
seminar and walk away with both a better understanding of executive dysfunction
in these various disorders and a wealth of applicable new knowledge.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Develop a practical approach to assist clients
with executive dysfunctions
• Determine the therapeutic intervention which best matches the diagnosis
• Examine and discuss evidence-based case studies
• Identify insight, foresight, hindsight, and the bigger picture of executive
• Outline the mental health manifestations of executive dysfunction
• Assess problematic executive dysfunction in the general population
JAY CARTER, PsyD, FPPR (Cand.), DABPS, is
a licensed clinical psychologist, a Diplomate Candidate in Psychopharmacology (FPPR
cand.), and certified in Psychoactive Substance Abuse Disorders by the American
Psychological Association Board of Governors. Dr. Carter has over 20 years of
experience working with clientele that include high-risk children, prisoners,
and substance abusers. He has testified in local, state, and federal court. Dr.
Carter draws his insight from both professional and personal experience. Growing
up with a mother who had bipolar disorder equipped Dr. Carter with a wealth of
unique insight that has helped him to better understand executive functions and
diversity of treatment for others dealing with dysfunction.
This was the most enjoyable seminar I've attended
in years. Dr. Carter is a wonderful presenter. Obviously very knowledgeable, but
humorous and approachable. How refreshing to experience a practical presentation
on such a complicated topic. Very well done. Bravo!
Kathy Greene, Social Worker Greenville, SC
This was a great course. I'm surprised at how engaging it was—very dynamic
presenter. Dr. Carter is FANTASTIC! His case studies are very interesting.
Really easy to listen to. EXCELLENT presenter!
Marsha Malis, MFT Pacific Grove, CA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Social Workers
• Licensed Professional Counselors
• Marriage and Family Therapists
• Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• Mental Health Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• Case Managers
• School Counselors
American Association of Nurse Practitioners -
Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross Country Education, LLC is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved by the
American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider #1005, is
approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing
Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved through
1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating
in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information.
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is approved by
the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact
Commission for Case Manager Certification - This program has been submitted to
the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider by
the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the
Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-Counselor) - Cross
Country Education is a registered counselor continuing education sponsor
approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
(license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six (6) contact hours of
continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in other states should
contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing
education requirements for licensure renewal.
State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IL-MFT) - Cross Country
Education is a registered marriage and family therapist continuing education
sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of Professional
Regulation (license # 168-000172). This program is offered for six (6) contact
hours of continuing education for marriage and family therapist. Licensed
marriage and family therapist in other states should contact their individual
state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - Cross Country
Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program
(Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education is an
NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved
clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The
ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6) contact
(clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Protective Health Services, State Board of
Behavioral Health Licensure - This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma
Board of Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for
approval of 6 continuing education hours.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -