How Our Brains Learn and Use Information and What May Interfere: Learning and Information Processing (Session 2 of 5)

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January 27 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm



David Gotthelf, Ph.D., NCSP


This webinar covers how and when our students’ brains, as well as our own brains, learn and retrieve information.


All sessions are 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

  • Session 1: January 6, 2023, Key Issues of Learning
  • Session 3: February 17, 2023, Learning and Memory
  • Session 4: March 17, 2023, Learning and Executive Functioning
  • Session 5: April 14, 2023, Learning and Disabilities
About the Speaker

David Gotthelf, Ph.D., NCSP is a licensed psychologist as well as a licensed school psychologist and special education administrator. He has had over 35 years experience working in school and clinical settings. He has served as the program manager for teens and young adults with ASD at MGH’s Aspire Program, and he currently has a private practice where he provides therapy as well as evaluation services.  An adjunct professor at Boston and Northeastern Universities, Dr. Gotthelf also serves as a clinical supervisor for a mental health clinic in the Boston area. 

Participants must attend all 5 sessions, either live or recorded, to receive PDPs and/or CEUs. If you are not eligible for PDPs and/or CEUs, you may apply for a Certificate of Attendance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar. Following the live webinar, registrants will be emailed a link to view the recorded webinar. The recording will be made available for 72 hours after each session.

Membership Information

Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs

MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (Provider No. F20180079). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event.

Following the final webinar in a series, participants will receive an email with information to apply for PDPs and/or CEUs. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the requested information.

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a MPY webinar, you must cancel through your Zoom confirmation email one business day before the webinar. For MPY in-person conferences, registration closes 72 hours before the in-person conference by emailing You may not switch your registration from in-person to virtual after registration closes.