Newsletter 40 is the official Newsletter of Division 40, the division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. It is sent to all members of the division. In a significant effort to redefine the Newsletter, the editors of Newsletter 40 undertook a revamping of the content and format in 1996. Since that time, Newsletter 40 has featured articles and columns of interest to the professional neuropsychologist in the forms of interesting, unusual, or prototypical cases; scientific topical reviews of contemporary import and interest; articles concerning the professional practice of neuropsychology; and timely professional issues regarding training, accreditation, licensing, and inter-organizational matters. Seeking to be a publication of interest and merit to the entire community of neuropsychologists, Newsletter 40’s contents have been designed to appeal to practicing clinicians, academic researchers, and professionals involved primarily in teaching or program administration.
To that end, Newsletter 40 has featured various topics of interest in its twice yearly publication. Among the variety of topics that have appeared in Newsletter 40 over the past few years include articles concerning a number of different or unusual clinical syndromes (Williams’ Syndrome, Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration, etc.); issues concerning test validation; effort/malingering testing; working with the legal profession; primers on fMRI, learning disabilities in adults; and the plight of low birth weight babies, among many other clinical topics. Obituaries of the passing of our distinguished colleagues and interviews with our living luminaries have also shared pages in the newsletter, as well as the usual announcements, meeting minutes, and program announcements. While these featured articles were solicited by the editors from prominent division members, unsolicited submissions have always, and will continue to be welcome.
Newsletter 40 will continue to attempt to present relevant, interesting, timely, and important topics to appeal to the broad professional interests of division members. The editors welcome your submissions and feedback.