Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

Living Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

AACN Practice Guidelines

  • Robert L. HeilbronnerEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_820-2


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...


Practice Guideline American Psychological Association Neuropsychological Assessment Guideline Development Clinical Issue 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References and Readings

  1. American Psychological Association. (2002a). Criteria for practice guideline development and evaluation. American Psychologist, 57, 1048–1051.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. American Psychological Association. (2002b). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. American Psychologist, 57, 1060–1073.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. American Psychological Association. (2005). Determination and documentation of the need for practice guidelines. American Psychologist, 60, 976–978.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Committee on Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists. (1991). Specialty guidelines for forensic psychologists. Law and Human Behavior, 15, 655–665.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  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.

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chicago Neuropsychology GroupChicagoUSA