Education Advisory Committee

EAC Chair: Pamela Dean, PhD

EAC Composition and Members

The Education Advisory Committee (EAC) fulfills the education mission of Division 40. The EAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee of the Division and informs the Division membership of education-related issues and developments.

The Education Advisory Committee is composed of ten core Continuing Members as well as rotating Organizational Representatives from six training/professional organizations in neuropsychology spanning the doctoral, internship and post-doctoral level.

Recent Webinars

The Path to Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Doctoral Training and Preparation

Hosted by: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Education Advisory Committee (EAC) and Association for Neuropsychology Students & Trainees (ANST)

Download slides [PDF].

Speakers: Dr. Pamela Dean, Dr. Scott Sperling, Dr. David Kaufman, Dr. Emily Trittschuh, & Dr. Emily Duggan

EAC/ANST COVID-19 Postdoc Q&A Session (4/17/20)

Please click on the above link for access to a recorded Q&A session about changes to education and training in the time of COVID-19, between clinical neuropsychology fellows and panelists Drs. Scott Sperling, Pamela Dean, Emily Trittschuh, and Emily Duggan.

EAC/ANST COVID-19 Graduate Student Q&A Session (4/24/20)

Please click on the above link for access to a recorded Q&A session about changes to education and training in the time of COVID-19, between clinical neuropsychology graduate students and panelists Drs. Scott Sperling, Margaret Lanca, David Kaufman, and Emily Duggan.

EAC/ANST COVID-19 Intern Q&A Session (4/16/20)

Please click on the above link for access to a recorded Q&A session about changes to education and training in the time of COVID-19, between clinical neuropsychology interns and panelists Drs. Scott Sperling, Margaret Lanca, David Kaufman, and Emily Duggan.

Doctoral Worksheet for Education & Training in Clinical Neuropsychology

This worksheet was developed to help doctoral students prepare for success throughout their training (i.e., doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral fellowship levels) and as they enter independent practice as early career neuropsychologists. It is intended to be used a training tool, to help students 1) develop training and career goals, 2) develop a clear training plan by which their goals can be realized, and 3) identify areas of strength and gaps in training that can be addressed. We strongly recommend that the worksheet be completed collaboratively by students and their mentor, and that it be revisited at least annually.

Neuropsychology Training Consultation Program

We understand that navigating training in Clinical Neuropsychology can be a complicated and sometimes confusing endeavor with questions arising related to education, clinical training, research opportunities, and professional development.  This can be even more challenging if you are in a doctoral program that does not offer guidance or mentorship about the specialty education and training requirements for a career in this field.

The APA Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) Education Advisory Committee offers a focused, 45-minute consultation to students and trainees to answer questions related educational and/or professional topics as they relate to specialty training in Clinical Neuropsychology.  Individuals who are early in their training are especially encouraged to participate. We also offer consultation to directors of training, especially those who are not neuropsychologists, but who are supporting trainees interested in this field.

Potential consultation topics include, but are not limited to: 1) How to balance clinical versus research effort, 2) analysis of gaps and strengths in your training and education portfolio, 3) how to seek out clinical or research opportunities, 4) research and grants, 5) leadership and governance opportunities, 6) diversity in training and neuropsychology, 7) wellness as a neuropsychology student/trainee, 8) securing a mentor or sponsor or 9) questions related to internship or postdoc application.

Please answer some questions so we may match you to the best consultant. The EAC reviews requests on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October), after which time a committee member will reach out to you to schedule a consultation.

Education & Training Guidelines

Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology: Recent Developments and Documents From the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy

Entry-level Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology

Houston Conference Guidelines

Taxonomy for Clinical Neuropsychology
For more information see Sperling, Cimino, Stricker, Heffelfinger, Gess, Osborn & Roper (2017) Taxonomy for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology: past, present, and future, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31:5, 817-828, DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2017.1314017

Goals of the EAC

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AS A SPECIALTY

To promote the recognition of Clinical Neuropsychology as a specialty  within APA with defined education and training requirements.

HOUSTON CONFERENCE GUIDELINES

To  support and promote the implementation of the Houston Conference recommendations on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY TRAINING

To facilitate training in clinical neuropsychology at all levels including doctoral, internship, post-doctoral, early career and continuing professional education and serves as a forum for communication and coordination among the various training organizations in clinical neuropsychology.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS LIST

To maintain the Division 40 list of Training Programs that is updated annually to disseminate information about doctoral, internship and post-doctoral training programs in clinical neuropsychology.

ANST & TRAINING ADVOCACY

To serve an advisory role to ANST (Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training) and help sponsor education/training information sessions at APA and INS .

APA ECP & ECNPC

To serve an advisory role to Division 40’s representative to the APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists to facilitate efforts of clinical neuropsychologists at the early stages of professional development.

TRENDS IN EDUCATION & TRAINING

To monitor future trends and changes in education and training that impact clinical neuropsychology through participation in Education Directorate activities such as the APA Consolidated meetings and Education Leadership Conferences.
 

Interested in Neuropsychology?

Search for Doctoral, Internship and Postdoctoral Residency programs in Clinical Neuropsychology using the Training Listing maintained by the EAC. Encourage your training director to keep program information up to date. Check out our tip sheets for applying to Clinical Neuropsychology Programs:

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