The Academy of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (AABN) recognizes and encourages the pursuit of excellence in the practice of clinical neuropsychology. The AABN seeks to recognize postdoctoral neuropsychology training programs that develop the emerging clinician’s independent practitioner skills in a manner that adheres to current standards in clinical neuropsychology.
The AABN process and requirements for design of program recognition is to be clear to both training programs and trainees. The training program design seeks to as closely as possible reflect the expectations of the Houston Conference on training and education in neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association’s Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC) postdoctoral membership; however, there are specific exceptions to the design’s adherence to these aforementioned entities’ criteria. In specific, AABN-recognized training programs require trainees to have completed an APA-accredited internship, or an internship that meets APPIC standards. We also require trainees to be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN), American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) or American Board of Profession Psychology (ABPP). AABN-recognized postdoctoral training program applicants are not required to participate in the Fellowship Matching Program, but are encouraged to apply directly to the individual recognized programs of their choice, in addition to Matching Programs if they so choose.
Inquiries regarding applications and site recognition should be directed to:
Paula Cooper, Ph.D., ABN
1250 S Tamiami Trail, Suite 201
Sarasota, FL 34239