What Is A Clinical Neuropsychologist?
Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty field within clinical psychology. A clinical neuropsychologist is an independent, professional, doctoral level psychologist who provides assessment and intervention services to people of all ages using the scientific knowledge base of clinical neuropsychology.
Training in clinical neuropsychology includes a foundation in clinical psychology, as well as specialized training and experience in clinical neuropsychology. Training and preparation in clinical neuropsychology includes
- Completion of a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited university training program,
- Completion of formal course work in the areas of neuroscience, neurology, brain / behavior relationships
- An internship in a clinically relevant area of professional psychology
- The equivalent of two years of supervised, clinical training providing neuropsychology services, and
- State licensure to practice psychology and clinical neuropsychology independently.
Attainment of the ABCN/ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (i.e., board certification) is the clearest evidence of competence as a clinical neuropsychologist, assuring that all of these criteria have been met.
- Neuropsychological Evaluation
- Reporting & Reccomendations
- Treatment Plans