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.
|Continuing Members||Organizational Liaisons|
|Pamela Dean, Chair||Jennifer Longoria, Member||Nina Hattiangadi Thomas, AITCN|
|Emily Edmonds, Member||Elyssa Scharaga, Member||Doug Whiteside, APPCN|
|Robert Fallows, Member||Amelia Nelson Sheese, Member||Zachary Resch, ANST|
|Billy Holcombe, Member||Alexander Tan, Member||Cady Block, ECPNC|
|Gary James, Member||Stephanie Towns, Member||Glenn Smith, CNS|
|Julie Janecek, Member||Steven Paul Woods, Member|
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)
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 and clinical supervisors, 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
Taxonomy for Clinical Neuropsychology
(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
To promote the recognition of Clinical Neuropsychology as a specialty within APA with defined education and training requirements.
To support and promote the implementation of the Houston Conference recommendations on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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.
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.
To serve an advisory role to ANST (Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training) and help sponsor education/training information sessions at APA and INS .
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.
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: