FREE BC PSR AP Webinar: Cognitive Remediation – March 5th, 2014

The BC Psychosocial Rehabilitation Advanced Practice is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar focused on the principles and practice of cognitive remediation.  The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

This is an excellent opportunity for workshop participants to learn about what is happening in the area of cognitive rehabilitation (i.e., both best and promising practices) and to understand how this intervention is improving lives with and for people who live with mental illness and their families.

Objectives

To support the attainment of knowledge on cognitive rehabilitation, the learner will achieve the following objectives:
-Describe the definition of cognitive rehabilitation (cognitive remediation and compensatory strategy training).
-Discuss the evidence concerning the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
-Describe the effects of mindfulness practice on different brain structures and how it can facilitate cognitive rehabilitation.
-Describe the importance of brain health (balanced nutrition, stress management, physical exercise and mental stimulation) for cognition.
-Identify external and internal memory strategies for improving daily life functioning.

Workshop Facilitator

Kathy Wong is an experienced speaker and clinician who works both in mental health and addiction services and in head injury rehabilitation.
She has spoken at international conferences such as Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (CAOT) and has taught at UBC in MOT program and Physiotherapy program.
Kathy has been a long-standing member of VCH cognition group who produced guidelines and materials for practice.

REGISTRATION

Self-registration is available for all interested participants.
To register, visit:
http://www.psyrehab.ca/workshops and select the upcoming event.

Webinar links and login information will be distributed prior to the date.

Cost

There is no cost associated with this webinar event.

Best,

Matthew Laing & the BC PSR Advanced Practice Team

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