Objective #1: Attendee will learn about the causes and effects of concussion
Objective #2: Attendee will learn about the progression of concussion to CTE
Objective #3: Attendee will learn about the cognitive and behavioral features of CTE
Objective #4: Attendee will learn about current research and future directions of the study of CTE
Bio: Desiree Howard is currently earning her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University in 2014. While at UCLA she worked at the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program where she provided Exposure and Response Prevention therapy. Desiree has been trained in cognitive-behavioral techniques and received intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well. Desiree’s research interest includes traumatic brain injury. She has presented on the effects of concussion on the return-to-school process for young athletes, and is currently involved in a study examining college professors’ knowledge of the effects of concussion and their willingness to provide accommodations for affected students. Recently, Desiree has provided neuropsychological assessments to former professional NFL athletes to assess for cognitive and mood impairments.
CEC: 1 Clinical Medicine (CM)
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