Incorporated as a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 1981, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) is a procedural organization that offers medical professionals the opportunity to obtain board certification in the field of neuropsychology. In 2005, the organization adopted an advanced, standardized training model in an effort to keep pace with new developments and expansions in the field of neuropsychology and various neuropsychology-related sciences. Medical professionals who obtain board certification by passing the stringent evaluation possess evidence of true competency in the field of neuropsychology, a distinction that may benefit them throughout their careers. For neuropsychologists who do not pass the evaluation, retesting is allowed, and study groups and other programs are made available to assist those interested in taking the test again.
About the Author:
A clinical psychologist, writer, and college professor, Wilfred van Gorp, PhD, currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University in Chicago. In addition to possessing diplomate status from the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Gorp holds board certification from the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.