1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Executive Dysfunction in Clinical and Forensic Settings is presented by Jerrod BrownPhD.

Executive function is conceptualized as the skills that enable an individual to plan, organize, and complete goal-directed behaviors and tasks. These skills can include cognitive flexibility, attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and problem solving. However, problems with executive function have been linked to psychiatric disorders like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), and substance use and negative life outcomes including low educational attainment, employment problems, and antisocial behavior. For example, executive dysfunction is characterized by impulsivity and difficulty linking one’s behavior to consequences, both of which increase the risk for antisocial behavior. As such, executive dysfunction problems are commonplace among those in forensic psychiatric and correctional facilities. Because addressing executive dysfunction is essential in decreasing the risk of future antisocial behavior, this webinar increases the understanding of executive dysfunction-related problems among mental health and criminal justice professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the risk factors, etiology, and definitional features of executive dysfunction

  • Describe how executive dysfunction can contribute to antisocial behavior and criminal justice-involvement

  • Describe appropriate screening and assessment options for executive dysfunction

  • Describe evidence-based interventions and treatments for executive dysfunction

  • Describe the current state of criminal justice and forensic mental health research literature on executive dysfunction along with gaps in knowledge

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP).
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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