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Understanding Decisional Capacity: How a Neuropsychologist Can Evaluate and Legal Options for Substitute Decision Making

Thursday 10/19/2017 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alive Center
500 W. 5th Avenue, Naperville, IL 60063
By attending this session, participants will learn

1. How neuropsychologists objectively evaluate cognitive functioning for the purposes of diagnosis and treatment planning and when to engage a
Neuropsychologist.
2. The primary uses of a neuropsychological assessment and the major domains of cognition and emotion assessed by neuropsychologists.
3. The levels of decisional capacity needed to engage in the contract of power of attorney for healthcare and property.
4. Rights and responsibilities of an agent under power of attorney including those that the agent doesn’t have.
5. The guardianship process and the role, authority, and powers of a guardian.

Presented by: Anthony Tucci, Ph.D. and Michaela P. Franco, MA, JD.

Check-In/Light Breakfast: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Program Time: 9:00 AM – Noon

This program will award 3.00 clock hours to Illinois Social Workers, Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational, Physical, & Respiratory Therapists & Certified Assistants, Psychologists, and Dieticians/Nutritionists.

Registration: Advanced registration is required. There is a $15.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, for all professionals attending a 3 CE credit hour event. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds are tax-deductible in accordance with Illinois law (tax ID#46-0916476). Please send payment to Elderwerks Educational Services, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013. You can also call 847-462-0885 or send an email

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