HNS Heritage Month 2021

Denotes a CE eligible event
Denotes a non-CE eligible event
September 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Opening Remarks and HNS Awards Ceremony
Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP &
Laura Renteria, PhD, ABPP

Conferral of Fellows
Anita Hamilton, PhD, ABPP

September 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Guidance for Mentors of Trainees Interested in Health
Disparities and Minority Aging Research

Mirella Diaz-Santos, PhD &
Franchesca Arias, PhD

1.5 CEs

September 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Cultural Neuropsychology In Immigration
Mental Health Evaluations

Tedd Judd, PhD, ABPP,
Monica Oganes, PhD, &
Claudette Antuña, PsyD

1.5 CEs

October 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Cognitive Aging
Jaime Perales, PhD &
Maria Marquine, PhD

1.5 CEs

October 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

HNS Student Association Social Event
Empowering Hispanic Women in Higher Education:
Our Future Leaders

Yayci Patino, PsyD &
Karen Dorsman, BA

October 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Examining Executive Functions in Executives:
A Platform for I/O Neuropsychology in Colombia

Mauricio Garcia-Barrera, PhD

October 27, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Presidential Address
Critical Factors In Cultural Pediatric Neuropsychology: Reflecting On The Past 3 Years And Anticipating The Future

Veronica Bordes Edgar, PhD, ABPP

1.5 CEs

Continuing Education Information

  1. All presentations are geared toward an audience with an intermediate/advanced background in neuropsychology.

  2. Membership Policy: HNS members and non-members are welcome to register for and attend these events. HNS members must be logged into their HNS website accounts to receive their member discount. HNS will not provide refunds for members who do not complete this step.

  3. Refund Policy: Purchases of admission tickets to CE events are non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued in the event of program changes or a membership status change. HNS strives to create an atmosphere that promotes a satisfactory attendee experience; however, HNS is unable to guarantee attendees a specific outcome as a result of participation.

  4. Attendance and Decorum Policy: By registering for CE events, attendees consent (1) to allow HNS to record them during participation in the live event, (2) to grant HNS the right to edit or reuse such recordings for purposes that HNS deems appropriate, and (3) to release any and all present or future rights, claims, or interests in recorded media.

    To receive continuing education (CE) credit for a session, attendees must attest that they attended the workshop in its entirety and complete a post-workshop evaluation form based on the content. Additionally, attendees who view the event asynchronously must pass a quiz based on the content. These steps are mandated by APA.

    All conference participants are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate, professional, and respectful manner at all times during Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. If an individual is unable to meet these expectations, HNS reserves the right to revoke their registration and access to content without reimbursement.

  5. The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.