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Clinical Neuropsychology


Formal Specialty Definition:

Clinical Neuropsychology is a specialty that applies principles of assessment and intervention based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. The specialty is dedicated to enhancing the understanding of brain-behavior relationships and the application of such knowledge to human problems.


Overview of Organization and Goals:

Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Presentation 2022


Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Council 


Levels of Specialty Training: 

Education, training, and supervision in Clinical Neuropsychology is available primarily at the postdoctoral level, although preparation begins at the doctoral level.


Specialty Board Certification: 

Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology is available through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, which is a Specialty Board of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and through the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, which is recognized by APA as an organization that provides certifications in specialties and proficiencies in professional psychology.


Sources of Specialty Recognition:


  • APA/CRSPPP recognition

  • ABPP recognition

Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Council Membership: 


  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

  • American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

  • American Board of Professional Neuropsychology

  • Asian Neuropsychological Association 

  • Association for Doctoral Education in Clinical Neuropsychology 

  • Association of Internship Training in Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Association of Neuropsychology Students and Trainees 

  • Association of Post-Doctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Cultural Neuropsychology Council 

  • Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee

  • Hispanic Neuropsychology Society

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

  • Queer Neuropsychological Society 

  • Society for Black Neuropsychology 

  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Division 40)

  • Sports Neuropsychology Society 

Related Groups:


  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

  • American Academy Neurology (AAN)

Specialty Related Web Links: 



Beth C. Arredondo, PhD, ABPP-CN

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