Certification from the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

A prominent neuropsychologist, Wilfred Van Gorp brings nearly three decades of experience to his position as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University in Chicago. Previously, Dr. Van Gorp held faculty positions at Columbia University, Fordham University, and elsewhere. Wilfred Van Gorp, PhD, maintains board certification from organizations such as the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN).

Obtaining board certification through the ABCN is a rigorous process that involves multiple components. Because clinical neuropsychology is considered a subspecialty of psychology, applicants must first satisfy the degree, training, and licensing requirements of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) before being considered for clinical neuropsychology certification.

Once the ABPP approves the initial application, an ABCN committee reviews the applicant’s credentials. The committee looks for applicants who demonstrate didactic training across eight core knowledge areas, as well as postdoctoral experiential training that follows the Houston Conference guidelines. Applicants who satisfy both of these requirements are invited to take a 100-question written examination and to submit two practice samples for committee review.

The final stage in the certification process is the oral examination. Given twice per year in Chicago, the oral exams test the applicant’s practical and ethical proficiency.

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