WS022: The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders

Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:30 AM–11:30 AM


This workshop will explore the neural architecture of emotional behavior by examining various brain structures that lay the foundation for higher-level social skill functioning along with specific biological factors related to the development of social competence and emotional self-regulation. There will be a detailed discussion on self-regulation, anxiety disorders, and depression from a brain-based educational perspective, including cutting-edge interventions such as neurofeedback. Schools can enhance emotional wellness in children through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment strategies, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.


Steven G. Feifer, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center, Frederick, MD