ANST Focus Groups
What are ANST Focus Groups?
ANST Focus Groups provide interactive communities for students and trainees who share interested in a specialized area of neuropsychology. They are unique from other specialized groups within neuropsychology organization in that they are trainee-led and trainee-focused. They provide a sense of community, important training resources, and opportunities to collaborate and learn from others who share your professional interests. Each group is housed on the Slack platform and has an active Twitter community. They are led by senior and junior trainee representatives and overseen by an expert faculty advisor and SCN advisor from the Education Advisory Committee. ANST Focus Group activities include trainee community discussions, virtual didactics and seminars, journal groups and “ask the expert” panels, access to resources supporting training (think applying for internship, fellowship, applying for grants, etc.), and much more.
Who can join ANST Focus Groups?
All ANST members are welcome to join any focus groups of interest to them. Whether you come from a large graduate program with many trainees who share your professional interests, or a small program where you are the only trainee with interest in neuropsychology or neuropsychology specialization, ANST Focus Groups are meant for you!
What ANST Focus Groups are available to join?
Are you a trainee with special interest in working with older adults and adults with age-related degenerative disorders in the context of clinical neuropsychology? Learn more about joining the ANST Aging Focus Group.
Are you a trainee with special interest in the intersection of technology and neuropsychology? Learn more about joining the ANST Neurotechnology Focus Group.
Are you a trainee with special interest in working with infants, children, and adolescents in the context of clinical neuropsychology? Learn more about joining the ANST Pediatric Focus Group.
Are you a trainee with special interest in any aspect of forensic neuropsychology? Learn more about joining the ANST Forensic Focus Group.
How does Slack work?
Slack is a free and easy to-use digit platform that makes communicating and organizing information with others simple. You can download the Slack program at https://slack.com/. The Slack App is available for download on Apple and Android devices. Downloading slack before joining an ANST Focus Group will make the process easier. Learn more about how to use Slack here.
What do I do if my area of specialized focus is not represented by a current ANST Focus Group?
ANST welcomes inquiries from motivated trainees who are interested in creating new focus groups. Please direct your inquiry to the ANST Liaison Officer.
Announcement: We are currently recruiting people with specialized interest in Native and Indigenous Neuropsychology. Please reach out if you are a trainee of Native and Indigenous descent or who is committed to working with those populations to network and foster community with like-minded individuals and to share knowledge regarding best neuropsychological practices and specific cultural considerations.