Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

  • Rebecca McCartney
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_587


American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) is an organization for psychologists who have achieved board certification in the specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology, under the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). Membership in the Academy consists of three classes: Active, Senior, and Affiliate. Active members are elected from among psychologists who have been certified in clinical neuropsychology by the ABCN in affiliation with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Senior members are elected from among Active members who have been Academy members, for a period of no less than the five preceding years, are age 65 or older or disabled, and are fully retired from the active practice of clinical neuropsychology. They continue to be listed in the membership directory of the academy, and they continue to receive any newsletters distributed to Academy members. Senior members have no financial obligations to the Academy and are allowed to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca McCartney
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  1. 1.Emory University/Rehabilitation MedicineAtlantaUSA