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Event Name:April 2020 IPA Webinar: Elizabeth Begyn, PhD, HSPP, ABPP-CN: Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Sensory Impairments
Event Type(s):CE Events


IPA 2020 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at Noon

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Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Sensory Impairments
There are many ethical, legal, and treatment considerations involved in working with individuals with vision and hearing impairments. These considerations can be overwhelming if the clinician is not adequately informed and prepared. The visually impaired population is heterogenous group; it is important for clinicians to explore the etiology of vision loss, age of onset of vision loss, and the degree of vision loss when working with this population. In individuals with hearing loss, clinicians must consider communication preference and competency in addition to culture and identity. In communities with a dearth of mental health resources, it is important for clinicians to be able to arm themselves with as much training and knowledge as possible to be able to effectively evaluate individuals with sensory impairments as clinicians experienced with such populations may not be available. This presentation will review the basics of competent assessment in these populations with a focus on:  relevant ethical principles guiding practice in these populations; characteristics of visually impaired/blind and deaf populations; and considerations for competent, valid, and sensitive assessment practices. Practitioners will also be provided with additional resources to support their practice with individuals with vision and hearing impairments.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1. Identify common etiologies and presentations of visual impairments, hearing loss, and deafness.
2. Identify limitations in standardized assessment practices, factors to consider during the test selection process, and considerations when interpreting test data.
3. Identify appropriate accommodations and modifications to the testing environment.
4. Identify relevant ethical principles.
5. Identify resources for additional training and education as well as helpful resources for patients and their families.

Presenter:  Elizabeth Begyn, PhD, HSPP, ABPP-CN 
Dr. Elizabeth Begyn is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is an assistant clinical professor in the department of neurology with IU School of Medicine and IU Health.  She has extensive clinical experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults with complex medical disorders, developmental conditions, and psychiatric conditions. She is certified in the Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES), the only neuropsychologically-based battery developed and normed specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired and conducts neuropsychological assessments for IN Vocational Rehabilitation consumers with visual impairments.

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 attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given.
Licensees who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form will receive a CE certificate via email.
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing Members, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic and Emeritus-Retired Members - $15
Non-Members - $30


Event Date:4/15/2020
Event Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location:Live Webinar
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