Assessment of Executive Functions in Spanish Speakers:
A Review of the BANFE and the BANFE-2 in Clinical Practice
November 6, 2014, 5:00-6:30pm PST
$25 for HNS Members, $35 for Non-HNS Members
Free to HNS Student Members
Fees are non-refundable
All proceeds will go directly to the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society and will be used to provide student research grants and promote future training and mentorship activities through HNS’s Mentorship Committee.
Presenter: Katrina Esherick Belen, PsyD*
This intermediate level workshop is intended for neuropsychologists or other clinicians who engage in cognitive assessment of Spanish speakers. It is designed to be interactive. A brief review of the BANFE and BANFE 2 will be provided along with a review of relevant literature and case examples. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences with the BANFE and other measures of executive function. Discussion will include a review of the strengths, weaknesses and areas for future research in the evaluation of executive functions in diverse populations.
This workshop is designed to help you:
- Summarize the history and development of the BANFE.
- Identify differences between the first and second editions of the BANFE.
- Utilize the BANFE in clinical practice.
- Analyze performance on the BANFE in the context of cultural, social and linguistic diversity among Spanish speaking clients.
This program is offered for 1 hour of continuing education credit for psychologists in partnership with Southeastern Professional Development (www.se-pd.com). Southeastern Professional Development is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Southeastern Professional Development maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Dr. Katrina Esherick Belen specializes in cognitive assessment and rehabilitation with individuals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Dr. Belen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico, and participated in foreign studies at la Universidad de La Habana, in Havana, Cuba. She pursued advanced doctoral training in neuropsychology and diversity at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida and received specialized training in the neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with limited English proficiency through Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s internship and residency programs. She has been an invited speaker on topics relating to cultural identity, bilingualism, culturally informed rehabilitation, and neuropsychological assessment with non-English speakers. She holds the position of Clinical Director at International Neuropsychology Consultants in Dallas, Texas and is a consultant to Pate Rehabilitation’s Spanish language brain injury rehabilitation program, Rehabilitation Without Walls and Cogstate Clinical Trials. She also serves as Secretary for the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society.
*Dr. Belen has no commercial interest or potential conflicts of interest related to the content of this program.
An e-mail link for those who registered will be sent days prior to the webinar.