6 Hours | 6 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Cognitive Neuroscientific Approaches to Enhancing Training is presented by Itiel E. Dror, Ph.D., in partnership with Cognitive Consultants International-HQ.

This program focuses on specific ways in which training can be enhanced through technology aligned with cognitive neuroscience. 

This program begins with providing foundational knowledge regarding the general principles and mechanisms of human cognition, including how the brain processes information, how information processing is at the core of training and learning, and specific issues related to information processing such as knowledge representation, encoding, and retrieval of information, knowledge utilization, depth of processing and allocation of resources. 

Next, the architectural constraints in cognition are described, including limits in information processing load, malfunctions, and the lack of control. Finally, a discussion of domain applications will connect the foundational knowledge and architectural constraints to various cognitive domains relevant to training and learning, including problem-solving, memory, skill acquisition, cognitive flexibility, visual cognition, and expertise.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe foundational information about the human cognitive system

  • Describe how information and knowledge is acquired, processed, represented, encoded, stored, utilized, and retrieved

  • Describe how cognitive processing can be used to make learning more efficient

  • Describe the pitfalls and errors that can occur during information processing

  • Describe techniques for improving retrieval and utilization of information

Presented By

Itiel E. Dror, PhD

Dr. Itiel Dror is a cognitive neuroscientist who received his Ph.D. at Harvard (1994) in the area of cognitive factors in human expert performance. Since his Ph.D. over twenty years ago, Dr. Dror has been researching this area and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles specifically looking at cognitive factors that mediate human expert performance.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

    • Technology enhanced learning: The good, the bad, the ugly

    • Helping cognitive system learn: Exaggerating distinctiveness and uniqueness

    • A cognitive perspective on technology enhanced learning in medical training: Great opportunities, pitfalls and challenges

    • A novel approach to minimize error in medical domain: Cognitive neuroscientific insights into training

  • 3


    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Critical Implications for Training

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Effective Training Part 1

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Effective Training Part 2

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7


    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Copy of Submission Verification

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

  • Expert Instructors

    Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts

  • CE Credit

    Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

  • Convenience & Flexibility

    Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

Cognitive Consultants International

We are proud to partner with Cognitive Consultants International (CCI-HQ) for this training. CCI-HQ specializes in taking a cognitive neuro-scientific approach to applied real-world consultancy and research. In a nutshell, that means that they apply knowledge and understanding of the human brain and cognitive system to resolve practical problems and human factors issues in the real world. CCI-HQ provides consultancy, scientific research, expert witness, and training that focuses on cognitive and human factors, decision making and performance. The work is led by Dr Itiel Dror and associate consultants, who examine areas such as continuous professional development, improving decision making, and use of technology through scientific understanding of human cognition, applied to healthcare, business, HR, L&D, banking, forensic science, policing, and other expert domains (as well as to everyday decision making, such as marketing and branding).

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