The SCN Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee (ECNPC) is a committee specifically for neuropsychologists within 10 years of completing their doctoral degree. We are sponsored by the Membership Committee of The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, also known as Division 40 of The American Psychological Association.
Did you know that clinical neuropsychology is a rapidly expanding specialty and that SCN currently represents the largest specialty division within the American Psychological Association? It is surely exciting to know that you have many new colleagues joining the ranks each year. However, the period immediately following your graduation can be confusing and at times overwhelming. Where do you go next? What is the next stage in your professional journey? How do you get licensed or board certified? What about finding a a job? How do you establish your own line of research? Find mentorship in this next phase of your professional journey? These are all critical questions.
The broad purpose of the ECNPC is to ensure that you receive the support, mentorship, information, and resources necessary to help you transition out of your student years. When you join SCN, you are able to designate your early career status and you automatically become a member of our organization. While our listserv, Facebook group, and LinkedIn group are open to all early-career individuals regardless of their membership status, only dues-paying early career members are able to enjoy the full benefit of our resources.
It is my hope that you will find our excellent team of officers to be very helpful over the first ten years of your new career in clinical neuropsychology. We are so glad to have you join us and to add your unique voice to our wonderful organization. Welcome to your new professional home. Welcome to the Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee of SCN.
Samantha DeDios Stern
Joining the ECNPC and our Listserv
Are you within 10 years of completing your doctorate degree? Then you are indeed eligible for membership in the Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee (ECNPC). First, take a moment to review some of our frequently asked questions. This will help you to find the information you need to join and get started in our group. Again, we extend you the warmest of welcomes to the ECNPC!
SCN membership provides the opportunity to become a part of the ECNPC. We host an active listserv and Facebook group, interactive media events, convention educational and social programming, sponsor the early career representative network through the SCN mentorship program, proctor the early career travel awards, and more broadly seek to advocate for your interests as an early career individual.