Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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

American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN)

  • John E. Meyers
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_589

Membership

The American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN) comprises 350 (as of 2010) neuropsychologists who have doctoral degrees, and they are licensed as psychologists and have completed the ABN diplomate examination process.

ABN was established in 1982 by a group of clinical neuropsychologists, all of whom were diplomates of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), to provide peer regulation of the practice of professional neuropsychology. The process of obtaining the ABN diplomate is a dynamic one which has changed over the years and is expected to evolve as the field of neuropsychology evolves. Initially, in addition to obtaining a doctoral degree, licensure as a psychologist, and completing a number of years of postdoctoral experience in neuropsychology, early applicants were required to show evidence of specialized training in neuropsychology and to provide supervisory evaluations of their competency in professional neuropsychology.

Between 1982 and 1985,...

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References and Readings

  1. Bennett, T. L., Horton, A. M., Jr. & Elliott, R. W. (1999). American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN). Bulletin of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, 14, 7–9.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Meyers
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  1. 1.Private Practice NeuropsychologySchofield Barracks, Concussion ClinicMililaniUSA