DistanCE E-Learning

NAN DistanCE offers online continuing education credits for psychologists. Developed by neuropsychologists at the leading edge of science and practice, NAN’s DistanCE program brings educational courses directly to you in the comfort of your home or office.

Why DistanCE?

Online education eliminates many common obstacles to training. You can balance training costs and time away from the office with NAN DistanCE programs. The CE credits earned through NAN DistanCE are APA approved and may be applied toward credits needed for professional licensure. Check with your state licensure board for continuing education requirements.

Online Courses: Intensive, self-paced courses completed over 8 to 15 weeks from course start date broken into manageable modules featuring lectures, case studies, instructor-led discussion, and short exams.
  Static Courses: Audio recordings from previous NAN course offerings. Listen at your own pace, complete the short exam, and earn CE credits.
Live Webinars: Convenient CE credit presentations addressing current trends in neuropsychology with the opportunity for Q&A with the presenter.   

Recorded Webinars: Miss one of the live webinars? The webinar recording will be available with the audio and PowerPoint presentation. Complete the short exam for your CE credits.

   Book Series: You can earn 7 CE credits per book in the NAN Book Series by reading one of the designated books and completing an online quiz.  

ACN Articles for CE Credit: You can earn 1 CE credit per article selected in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 
The goal of the DistanCE program is to:
  1. Provide opportunities for psychologists and neuropsychologists to expand their current knowledge base and competencies.
  2. Facilitate the integration of practice and research to foster a greater sense of critical inquiry.
  3. Enhance clinical practice by providing current empirical data and evidence related to the content area.


The National Academy of Neuropsychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Academy of Neuropsychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Starting a Civil Forensic Practice: Practical Guidelines and Ethical Considerations

2 CE Credits

Presented by:
Michael R. Villanueva, Psy.D.
Southern Oregon Neuropsychological Clinic, LLC

This webinar will address starting forensic work within the context of an already established clinical practice. We will discuss the importance of maintaining a clear separation between forensic and clinical evaluations.  Though forensic and clinical evaluations have much in common, there are a few areas of distinction that are critical for the clinician to consider. The language of a forensic report may be unfamiliar to many clinicians, and we will discuss such terms as “limitations” and “restrictions.”  In addition, we will define levels of certainty, such as "more likely than not," that are often required of the forensic examiner. The webinar focuses on independent medical examinations (IME) and file reviews.  In addition, the presentation will cover ethical considerations such as "dual roles" that are important for the clinician to consider when maintaining both a clinical and forensic practice. We will also discuss the importance of making statements that are objective, verifiable, and remain within the limitations of the information available.  This webinar does not offer marketing advice, but rather provides the clinician thinking of entering the forensic realm with tools to navigate new territory and successfully meet exciting challenges.

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between a clinical and a forensic referral.
  2. List key points to discuss with the claimant prior to an IME.
  3. List and discuss primary ethical considerations when conducting IME’s and file reviews.
  4. Outline ways of approaching typical challenges such as third-party observers, release of raw data, prospective test selection by a third-party, and demands to reveal test lists in advance.
  5. List and describe examples of effective forensic report-writing.

Target Audience: Licensed neuropsychologists presently engaged in clinical practice who desire to make civil forensic referrals a part of their professional work.

Instructional Level: Introductory

Michael R. Villanueva, Psy.D. is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology (ABPP-CN).  He has his clinical practice in southern Oregon where he evaluates patients by physician referral for condition such as dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and MS. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Villanueva also accepts forensic referrals, primarily independent medical examinations and file reviews. Dr. Villanueva brings a unique perspective to the issue of clinical and forensic work, being a clinician in a small community which brings about challenges pertinent to dual role, and challenges in building a forensic practice from a small potential pool of referrals.

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Neuropsychological Assessment of Transgender Individuals Across the Lifespan: Care Considerations

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
12:00pm – 1:30pm Eastern time
1.5 CE Credits

Presented by:
Emily H. Trittschuh, PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist with the VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC)

Felice Orlich, PhD

Clinical Professor, University of Washington, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Seattle, WA

Affirmative care for all individuals is a core value among neuropsychologists.  The unique social challenges and associated health disparities found among transgender individuals represents a” call to action.” The purpose of this webinar is to highlight research and clinical care considerations for neuropsychological assessment of gender diverse individuals across the lifespan. Affirmative terminology and prevalence data will be presented. The limited academic literature will be reviewed, and gaps in knowledge and methodology will be discussed. Important bio-psycho-social factors, as well as developmental approaches to gender identity development, will be described.

 After the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify pertinent bio-psycho-social variables which may be critical when conducting neuropsychological evaluation and/or research in individuals who are gender diverse.
2. Explain the importance of gender identity development in neuropsychological assessment.
3. Describe gender variance in youth and co-occurring mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Target Audience: Neuropsychology trainees (graduate students, interns, and fellows) and neuropsychologists (clinical/academic)

Instructional Level: Introductory 

Emily Trittschuh, PhD, is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC) and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She has specialized in issues pertinent to aging and neurodegenerative disease throughout her career. Since joining the VA in 2008, she has developed additional and complementary interests in the care of older Veterans with PTSD, especially with respect to how this disorder can interfere with cognition and might contribute to decline, as well as neuropsychological assessment of Veterans who do not identify with their assigned gender at birth.

Dr. Orlich’s research and clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of youth and families with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with a focus on defining treatment pathways matched to their individual needs. Dr. Orlich has been the principal investigator on an NICHD funded randomized clinical trial of social skills intervention for youth with ASD and the lead investigator on the AIR-B school-based interventions and outcome assessment for underserved youth with ASD. As an extension of this work, she is the principal investigator on a multidisciplinary project addressing the development of assessment tools and treatment parameters for gender diverse youth with ASD. Dr. Orlich is a Clinical Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is an attending psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she primarily focuses on training and neuropsychological assessment of youth with ASD. She brings expertise in diverse intervention approaches, training and research in ASD with a strong focus on patient centered outcomes within communities of underserved families.