Event Registration - Indiana Psychological Association
Homestudy Program: Pediatric Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures (Wright, orig. 11.19.2021)
8/21/2022 - 12/31/2050

Location: Virtual Event

Event Description

We are pleased that you are interested in IPA's Homestudy Continuing Education Programs!

This process is straightforward:  Watch the recording. Complete the evaluation and pass the short test. Receive CE certificate via email.

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Originally offered as:
IPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference Presentation #10
1.5 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, November 19th, 2021, 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. ET

Pediatric Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are paroxysmal events that resemble epileptic seizures but are not caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Rather, these episodes are conceptualized as having an underlying psychological or emotional cause that lead to sensory and motor symptoms. Diagnosis of PNES is often complicated by the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders and neurological conditions, including epilepsy. Misdiagnosis may result in unnecessary invasive procedures and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) that have potential cognitive and psychiatric side effects. While treatment approaches have been described in the literature, evidence-based practices have not yet been established. This webinar will aim to increase understanding of the clinical features of pediatric PNES, discuss important considerations when evaluating neuropsychological functions of youths with suspected or confirmed PNES, and summarize emerging treatment approaches.

Learning Objectives: 
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.  describe the DSM-5 somatic symptom and related disorders.
2.  discuss clinical features of pediatric psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.
3.  identify risk factors and co-occurring conditions.
4.  discuss assessment considerations when evaluating youths with suspected or confirmed PNES.
5.  describe emerging treatment approaches for pediatric PNES.

Presenter:  Garry Wright, PhD, HSPP, Neuropsychology Associates, Carmel, IN
Dr. Garry Wright (he/him/his) is a clinical neuropsychologist at Neuropsychology Associates in Carmel, Indiana. He received his M.S. and Ed.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Wright has extensive training and experience providing developmental and neuropsychological evaluations to children and adolescents with a wide range of concerns. His clinical interests include assessing and treating youths with somatic conditions, including PNES and post-concussive syndrome, as well as the complex interplay of chronic trauma, parental expectations, and emerging personality traits vulnerabilities on patient outcomes among those with somatic concerns.

Dr. Garry Wright

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice. 

Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who complete the entire workshop.  We ask that all participants watch the entire recording, then complete the post-program evaluation form and homestudy test at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Wright and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email within two weeks after a passing test (75+%) is submitted. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, & Emeritus-Practicing - $10
IPA Basic, Academic, Emeritus-Retired, & Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists & Other Professionals $30