Attention: Qualities of Knowing and Differential Qualities of Right and Left Hemisphere Processes

  • 23 Sep 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health: 1781 E. Fir Ave., Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93720


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Attention: Qualities of Knowing and Differential Qualities of Right and Left Hemisphere Processes

Presented by

Errol Leifer, PhD, ABPP, ABN

The San Joaquin Valley Psychological Association (SJVPA) in coordination with Central Valley Behavioral Health, invites you to attend a continuing education event presented by preeminent Central Valley psychologist, Dr. Errol Leifer.  He will be discussing contemporary ideas related to attention and hemispheric neurological processes to clarify how different cerebral hemisphere forms of attention bring into being different forms and characteristics of perceived reality.


1. Participants will demonstrate the differences between "attention" and "knowing."

2. Participants will be able to explain the differences between qualities of attention

3. Participants will be able to explain the differences between qualities of Right Hemisphere Attention as differentiated from Left Hemisphere Attention

4. Participants will be able to explain the concept of Reality Constructions


8:30AM - Check-in and Social Networking (Breakfast Provided)

9:00AM - Presentation Starts

* Breaks will occur regularly according to the presenter's schedule and snacks, coffee, and beverages will be available throughout the event.

12:00PM - Presentation Ends

About the Presenter:

Errol Leifer, PhD, ABPP, ABN received his doctoral degree from the University of Gorgia and completed his post-doctoral training at The Menninger Foundation studying psychoanalytic psychotherapy in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  He is board certified in clinical psychology and neuropsychology.  He taught for 27 years as an adjunct faculty member of the California School of Professional Psychology and has provided numerous presentations across many areas of psychological practice over the course of his career.  He continues to work as a senior neuropsychologist at Valley Children's Hospital.

Special Promotional Offer from SJVPA

For anyone who is not a member of SJVPA and attends this CE event, SJVPA will provide a complimentary 1 year membership (an $80 value).  This will allow you to receive all the benefits of being a SJVPA member for 1 year, which includes significant discounts on CE events, voting privileges, and the opportunity to serve on committees.  Please see Jason Christopherson, PsyD, ABPP at the event or contact him at for any questions regarding membership and SJVPA.  This opportunity represents a significant discount on the event.


This event is being co-sponsored by Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health who is providing the venue location at their facility in central Fresno on Fir (one block north of Herndon), between Cedar and Maple.  The facility is located at 1781 E. Fir Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93720.  See map below for directions.

Continuing Education: Three (3) continuing education credits provided by Central Valley Behavioral Health, an authorized provider of continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA). APA-sponsored continuing education credit is approved for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.

Central Valley Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Central Valley Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for the content of this continuing education event.

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding Central Valley Behavioral Health CE program content, material, registration, or any related matters, please contact our Continuing Education Director Jason Christopherson, PsyD, ABPP, at (559) 472-3371

*Important Notice: Please note that APA guidelines require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire event. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time, or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. No partial credit will be awarded.

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