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Neuropsychology Forum

Death, Dying, and Grief

  • August 30, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online Webinar via Zoom


  • This registration is strictly open to board Members only

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is pleased to sponsor the upcoming presentation

Death, Dying, & Grief, with Dr. Michael Drexler

Monday, August 30th

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online Webinar: Live and Interactive

Many in the medical profession feel less than adequately prepared when it comes to issues of Death or the process of dying.  This past year we have been confronted with this challenging topic due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.  The workshop will seek to guide NP's and other clinicians on a journey to understand the characteristics of hospice and palliative care, articulate the experiences of death and dying from a neuropsychological viewpoint, review end-of-life options in CA, and address working with this emotionally charged area of practice. If you are a clinician or neuropsychologist you won't want to miss this presentation on an emerging area of practice!

Michael L. Drexler, Ph.D., CPRP, is the Chief Mental Health Officer, VA Sierra Nevada Network (VISN 21). He has also served as the Acting Chief Medical Officer for VISN 21. For the San Francisco VA Health Care System, he has served as Director of the Telemental Health Section of the Mental Health Service, Coordinator of the Workplace Violence Prevention Program at SFVAHCS, Psychologist for Mental Health in inpatient medicine, Clinical Director of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, Local Psychosocial Recovery Coordinator (LRC) for Severe Mental Illness, Hospice Psychologist, Mental Health Manager for Compensation and Pension, Geriatric Neuropsychologist and Geropsychologist. He supervises students at all levels. Before coming to the VA, he worked for the SF Department of Public Health and was stationed at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco, serving as Director of the Neuropsychology Service, Program Director of Psychosocial Units (with a focus on SMI), and Psychosocial Coordinator of the Dementia Cluster. Dr. Drexler has worked as the consulting neuropsychologist for Geriatric Services of San Francisco, Garfield Geropsychiatric Hospital in Oakland, Morton Bakar Geropsychiatric Center in Hayward (during which time Telecare Corporation embraced the psychosocial rehabilitation model), and Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. He is Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, Adjunct Professor of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Assessment at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, Instructor in Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Geropsychology and Neuropsychology at UC Berkeley Extension, and is Lecturer, Level 6, teaching Lifespan Development, Cross-Cultural Issues, Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning, Dying, Death, & Bereavement, and the Gerontology Focus courses at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and board certified by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Email events@ncnf.org with any questions.

When: Monday August 30, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar


Webinar will be live-interactive and meets criteria for live CE hours

NCNF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCNF maintains responsibility for this program.  NCNF is also approved for continuing education for Qualified Medical Examiners (QME). 

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