Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

AACN Practice Guidelines

  • Robert L. HeilbronnerEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_820


Practice development; Practice guidelines

Historical Background

The American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) is a specialty board within the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). For those seeking board certification in clinical neuropsychology, ABCN is the board responsible for overseeing the examination process. The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) is the organization for those awarded board certification by the ABCN. In 2007, AACN produced the first set of practice guidelines, which were intended to “…facilitate the continued systematic growth of the profession of clinical neuropsychology, and to help assure a high level of professional practice.”

Current Knowledge

Given the recent growth of clinical neuropsychology, coupled with the American Psychological Association’s focus on evidence-based practice, the AACN established (AACN 2007) guidelines for the practice of neuropsychological assessment and consultation. The guidelines are...

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References and Readings

  1. American Psychological Association. (2002a). Criteria for practice guideline development and evaluation. American Psychologist, 57, 1048–1051.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  5. The AACN practice guidelines can be found on the AACN’s web site (www.theaacn.org) and are also published in the AACN’s journal: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21, 209–231.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chicago Neuropsychology GroupChicagoUSA