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Senior Option

The Senior Option Application applies for:   All candidates completing the doctoral degree prior to January 1, 2005.

ABN understands that postdoctoral training standards and opportunities have changed over time.  For candidates who received their doctoral degree prior to 2005, training achievements remain the same as for recent graduates, with the exception that postdoctoral training and supervision may be attained through combined formal training and/or peer supervision to address all core areas of requirement for the standard application, including:  Core knowledge, and specialty skills, and specific neuropsychology experience.  This process allows for some greater flexibility for achieving eligibility criteria.

Between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 2004:  Two or more years of appropriate supervised training, in the application of clinical neuropsychological services with participation in specialty-specific didactics is required.  A minimum of one year of training must be postdoctoral.

Between January 1, 1982 and December 31, 1989:  1600 hours of clinical neuropsychological experience supervised by a clinical neuropsychologist at the predoctoral or postdoctoral level is required.

Before 1982:  4800 hours of postdoctoral experience in a neuropsychological setting, involving a minimum of 2400 hours of direct clinical service is required.