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SPANS workshop: How the SPANS can be used to assess mental capacity (free event)

SPANS workshop: How the SPANS can be used to assess mental capacity (free event)

Quick Overview

You are invited to attend our first workshop on the Short Parallel Assessments of Neuropsychological Status (SPANS)! The workshop takes place on the afternoon of 10th November 2017 in central Oxford and will be led by the SPANS author, Dr Gerald 'Jerry' Burgess.


Due to high demand, the SPANS workshop is now fully booked. However please do email us to join the waiting list or express your interest in any future workshops.

Product Description

The SPANS is a UK-normed short battery of cognitive, perceptual and language tasks, examining seven crucial areas for accurate cognitive analysis. You can find further information on the SPANS here.

In this workshop you’ll learn about:

  • The design features of the SPANS
  • Why it was developed, and how it is more useful than other brief neuropsychological tests
  • A ‘walk through’ administration, scoring, and interpretation
  • What needs to be assessed to determine mental capacity? (BPS guidance)
  • An illustrative case of mental capacity assessment using the SPANS
  • Q&A with the author

This free workshop provides a good opportunity for those who are considering using the SPANS but need to know more, those who have purchased the SPANS but are yet to get started, and those who are considering switching to the SPANS from less comprehensive and reliable measures. Those who are interested in assessing older adults may also wish to attend as plans are currently underway to extend the norms of the SPANS to cover ages 74 to 89.

All delegates will receive a free SPANS manual and scoring booklet on the day, plus an exclusive 25% discount on the SPANS kit!

The workshop will run 13:15 to 16:30 in our training facilities at our Oxford office (OX1 1QZ). Find us on Google Maps.

About Dr Burgess

Dr Gerald ‘Jerry’ Burgess is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who earned his PsyD in Combined-Integrated Clinical, Counselling, and School Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia, USA. Completing this American doctorate in London, he went on to work in the NHS, first in Leicester, and later back in London. In Leicester for nearly six years while completing a postdoctorate MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology, he developed and validated the SPANS ‘on-the-job’, in the context of working with a variety of neurological patients on inpatient rehabilitation wards and outpatient clinics. This work informed the development of the SPANS, and it is intended that these ‘real-life’ experiences are transferred through this test and its manual to others using this measure, who, the author hopes, will find the SPANS both reliable and of practical use.

Duration: 13:15 to 16:30 on 10th November 2017
Qualification Levels: Level 2
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