April 27, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    April 2018 Lecture Series

    Neuropsychological Consequences of Addiction

    Speaker: Michael J. Herkov, PhD
    Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
    Registration: 8:30 – 9 AM
    Program runs from: 9 – 11 AM
    Continuing Education & Continuing Medical Education: 2 units/credits*


    Addiction effects one’s neuropsychology. Dr. Michael J. Herkov is a board-certified neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. During his presentation he will discuss the neurobiological effect of drugs of abuse, their impact on various regions of the brain, and the consequences this has on cognitive functions such as attention, learning, memory, and executive function.


    Participants will learn about the effects of drugs of abuse:

    1. On the neurotransmitter systems of the brain
    2. On the neuroplasticity of brain development, with specific emphasis on the vulnerable period of adolescence
    3. On specific cognitive functions of attention, memory, learning and executive function
    4. In terms of short-term and more chronic neuropsychological and cognitive functioning

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Donna Mahacek at 904-513-5823 or [email protected]

    About the Speaker:

    Michael J. Herkov, Ph.D.

    Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

    Michael J. Herkov received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and has post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology from the Gainesville VA and University of Florida College of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida and Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. He was a tenured associate professor at the University of Florida for 13 years before moving to the University of North Florida in 2003. He returned to the University of Florida in 2009 with a joint appointment in Psychiatry and Psychology and served as the Director of Forensic Psychology, Director of Addiction Psychology and Chief of Forensic Addiction Medicine. He was the founder and Program Director of UF P.O.W.E.R., a program for the assessment and treatment of disruptive professionals. He is the author of numerous papers and book chapters in the area of psychological and neuropsychological assessment, substance abuse, professional behavior and forensic issues. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the UF Department of Psychology, teaching graduate courses in psychological cognitive assessment. Dr. Herkov maintains a private practice involved in psychological, neuropsychological and forensic assessment and treatment of adults and children. Dr. Herkov also is the mental health consultant to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and the PRN consultant to the Florida Board of Psychology.

    *Physicians: The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Florida Board of Behavioral Sciences: Lakeview Health has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number 50-17479 exp 3/31/2019.

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