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    SVPA’s Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychology Section 

    proudly presents:

    Using a Neurodiversity Affirming Lens in Assessment

    with Amy Merenda, Ed.D., LEP

    Friday December 1, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm

     (1 hour lunch break)

    Virtual (Zoom) - 6 CE Creditspage1image44806960

    As a professional whose role is to assess and learn more about those struggling to utilize their ability to learn, social emotional skills, and/or behavioral skills there is no one who should embrace a neurodiversity affirming lens more than a testing psychologist! Our expertise, training, and responsibilities align directly with the mindset of accepting and embracing the uniqueness of each and every brain.

    You will leave this presentation with a thorough background of the neurodiversity movement as well as knowledge of key terms. You will also leave gaining understanding of how to apply a neurodiversity affirming lens throughout the entire assessment process - from start to finish.

    Participants are encouraged to utilize an open mindset and self-reflection throughout this presentation to ensure respect, value, and opportunity are given to uplift neurodivergent voices and perspectives.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.Define and discuss at minimum 3 specific components of the neurodiversity movement.

    2.Define what “neurodiversity” and “neurodivergent” mean and the appropriate context to use the terms.

    3.Name and explain the impact of one important figure in the historical background of the neurodiversity movement.

    4.Describe and explain three ways to apply the neurodiversity movement to your practice as a psychologist.

    5.Explain two ways to combat ableism in your role as a psychologist.

    6.Share two ways you will uplift neurodivergent voices in your own practice as a psychologist.


    $150 for SVPA Members

    $50 for SVPA Student Members

    $200 for Non-SVPA Members

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    Erika Frieze, Psy.D.

    SVPA Behavioral Medicine & Neuropsychology Chair


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