Special Ethics Interactive Workshop--Advocating for Neuropsychology in Washington State and Why it Matters

  • 7 Feb 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

Karen Sanders, PhD, ABPP   &   Erica Brandling-Bennett, PhD, ABPP 

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about the importance of legislative advocacy for the profession of Neuropsychology in Washington State, including a recently sponsored bill with implications for the integrity of neuropsychological testing.

2. Learn how to navigate the Washington State Legislature website to find information about your district/legislators, pending bills, and upcoming timelines for important legislation.

2. Learn simple ways to communicate with your legislators in general and about specific bills, as well as three ways to participate in committee hearings.

Karen M. Sanders, PhD, ABPP/CN, is a board certified neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology and a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. She has 25+ years experience as a neuropsychologist working in clinical and academic settings. She is currently in private practice consulting at Swedish Neurosciences Institute and Northwest Hospital/UW. Her focus is on adults with neurological issues including CNS and Non-CNS cancer, cerebrovascular, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, dementia, movement disorders and others. She is also on medical staff at Swedish and UW/Northwest Hospital. She is a clinical assistant professor at UW School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She obtained her doctorate from Brigham Young University. Her pre-doctoral training was at the University of Utah and she completed two post-doctoral years, one at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center and another year at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For a more complete review of her background, please consult her website: DrKarenSanders.com. Recently published: Sanders (Ed) 2019-Phsyician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology, Springer/Nature.

Erica Brandling-Bennett, PhD, ABPP, Dr. Brandling-Bennett is a board certified neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and neuroscience at Dartmouth College. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, which included an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois, Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, with an emphasis in presurgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy, at the UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where she served as Chief Fellow of the UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center. She earned board certification in clinical neuropsychology in 2009. For over 12 years, she worked as the senior clinical neuropsychologist at the UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center Neuroscience Institute.

 This continuing education event meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education ETHICS credit in Psychology as outlined in the Washington State Licensing Law for Psychologists.

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