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APA Guidelines for Practitioners ( APA has approved a variety of practice guidelines and related criteria as APA policy in such areas as multicultural practice, child custody evaluations and treatment of gay, lesbian and bisexual clients. These guidelines are intended to educate practitioners and provide recommendations about professional conduct.

APA Practice Directorate ( The American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Directorate promotes the practice of psychology and the accessibility and availability of mental and behavioral health services through legislative, regulatory and judicial advocacy, public education and outreach, and research.

Becoming a Practitioner ( For the graduating practitioner, a new world of licensure, liability and record keeping awaits. Finding a clinical job or starting your own practice can be daunting tasks, but help is out there.


SCN: The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology is the largest 50+ specialty divisions in the American Psychological Association. APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. 

APAPO: The American Psychological Association Practice Organization is a companion organization to the American Psychological Association. Its mission is to advance and protect psychologists’ ability to practice psychology.

AACN: The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology supports continued maintenance of standards in clinical neuropsychology through the established board certification process of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). AACN supports the continued development of the ABCN examination process, and advocates for the standards represented by board certification.

INS: The International Neuropsychological Society is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing communication among the scientific disciplines which contribute to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships. The Society currently has more than 4700 members throughout the world.

NAN: The National Academy of Neuropsychology is a non-profit, professional membership association for experts in the assessment and treatment for brain injuries and disorders.

APPCN: The mission of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology is to offer the highest quality competency-based residency training in clinical neuropsychology with an emphasis on preparation for future specialty board certification through ABCN.

ADECN – The Association for Doctoral Education in Clinical Neuropsychology (ADECN) was founded in 1996 alongside the AITCN and APPCN to provide representation for training at the graduate level. The mission of the ADECN is to promote the highest quality graduate education in clinical neuropsychology. (

AITCN – The Association for Internship Training in Clinical Neuropsychology (AITCN) mission is to advocate for and promote the concerns of internship training in clinical neuropsychology. (

HNS – The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) is a group of clinical and research neuropsychologists interested in promoting the competent practice of neuropsychology with Spanish-speaking populations. (

SNS – The Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS) includes neuropsychologists that are actively involved in concussion management efforts at the amateur and professional levels. SNS functions as a resource for professionals and lay audiences that need access to appropriately trained and experienced sports neuropsychologists. (

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