Cognitive impairment workshop
Recognising, assessing and responding to cognitive impairment in people accessing addiction services
Dates and locations:
20 February, Auckland (Manukau)
21 February, Hamilton
23 February, Wellington
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Facilitator: Dr Jamie Berry
Cognitive impairment is an often under recognised barrier to treatment engagement and effectiveness as people with cognitive impairment are more likely to struggle in treatment and to drop out early. This workshop will explore the prevalence, aetiology, impact, assessment and management of cognitive impairment in people who access addiction services.
The learning outcomes include:
- Understanding the effects of substance use on the brain and cognitive functioning
- Understanding substance use comorbidities that impact neuropsychological functioning
- Recognising and screening for cognitive impairment in addiction services
- Implementing cognitive impairment management strategies.
Spaces are limited to 20 practitioners. Click here to register your interest to attend.
About Dr Jamie Berry
Dr Berry is a senior clinical neuropsychologist and the Director of Advanced Neuropsychological Treatment Services in Sydney. His specialty is in neuropsychological rehabilitation and he applies a rehabilitation/treatment framework in his work with people.