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APA DIVISION 40
August 1, 1984 - December 31, 1984
BALANCE FORWARD $8,629.19
APA Dues Allotment $ 3,094.00
Special Assessments 10,668.OO
Income Total $13,762.00
Printing & Mailing 922.60
Fellows Committee 150.00
Travel (Task Force) 234.48
O t h er 57.38
Expenses Total $ 1,364.46
Subtotal (Income - Expenses) $12.397.54
BALANCE (January 1, 1985) $21,026.73
Chairman: Jeffrey T. Barth
(1) Membership Totals
1982- 83: 1009
1983- 84: 1538
1984- 85: 1815
(2) APA Apportionment Ballot Results for Composition of Council
Representation Year 1986 (Division 40):
Total votes: 3 ,4 45
% of total votes:1.39%
(1.50% or 273 additional votes needed for another Council seat)
(3) Our membership committee network of 50 individuals across the U.S.and Canada will hopefully pay dividends in increased membership. We presently have 54 new applications.
(4) Quest&on: Should we send a direct application mailing to all,,%A members (1700)?
3rd class mail = $288.00
1st class mail = $735.00
Division 40 Fellows Committee: Progress Report (January 1985)
I. Complete or Near Complete File:
A. New Fellows:
1. Francois Boller - Already approved by Division 40 Fellow Committee and ready for APA Committee
2. Charles Golden - Nomination and required additional seconders are in. File ho;rln circulated to Division Y_"J 40 Fellows Committee
I I. Files in Beginning Stages of Nomination Process:
A. New Fellows:
1. Bruce Becker
2. George Prigatano
3. Milton Brutten
B. "Old" Fellows:
1. Russell Adams
2. Brenda Milner
REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON EDUCATION, ACCREDITATION, AND CREDENTIALING: POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING IN CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Post-doctoral training, as described herein, is designed to provide clinical training to produce an advanced level of competence in the specialty of clinical neuropsychology. It is recognized that clinical neuropsychology is a scientifically-based and evolving discipline and that such training should also provide a significant research component. Thus, this report is concerned with post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology which is specifically geared toward producing independent practioner level competence which includes both necessary clinical and research skills. This report does not address training in neuropsychology which is focused solely on research.
Entry into aclinical neuropsychology post-doctoral training program ordinarily should be basedon completion of a regionally accredited Ph.D. graduate training program in one of the health service delivery areas of psychology or a Ph.D. in psychology with additional completion of a"respecialization" program designed to meet equivalent criteria as a health services delivery program in psychology. In all cases,candidacy for post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology must be based on demonstration of training and research methodology designed to meet equivalent criteria as a health services delivery professional in the scientist-practitioner model. Ordinarily, a clinical internship, listed by the Association of Psychology Internship Centers,must also have been completed.
A post-doctoral training program in clinical neuropsychology should be directed by a board certified clinical neuropsychologist. In most cases, the program should
extend over at least a two year period.The only exception would be for individuals who have completed a specific clinical neuropsychology specialization in their graduate programs and/or a clinical neuropsychology internship (Subcommittee Report of the Task Force,1984) provided the exit criteria are met (see below). As a general guideline,the postdoctoral training program should provide at least 50% time in clinical service and at least 25% time in clinical research. Variance within these guidelines should be tailored to the needs of the individual. Specific training in neuropsychology must be provided, including any areas where the individual is deemed to be deficient (testing, consultation, intervention, neurosciences, neurology, etc.)
Such a post-doctoraltraining program should be associated with hospital settings which have neurological and/or neurosurgical services to offer to the training background. Necessary training should be provided in both a didactic and. experiential format and should include the following: .
A. Training in neurological and psychiatric diagnosis.
B . Training in consultation to neurological and neurosurgical services.
C. Training in direct consultation to psychiatric, pediatric, medical services or general
D. Exposure to methods and practices of neurological and neurosurgical consultation (Grand Rounds, Bed Rounds, Seminars, etc.).
E. Observation of neurosurgical procedures and biomedical tests (Revascularization procedures,cerebral blood flow, WADA testing, etc.).
F. Participation in seminars offered to neurology and neurosurgery residents (Neuropharmacology, EEG, Brain Cutting, etc.).
G. Training in neuropsychological techniques, examination, interpretation of test results, report writing.
H. Training in consultation to patients and referral sources.
I. Training in methods of intervention specific to clinical neuropsychology.
J. Seminars, readings, etc.,in neuropsychology (case conferences, journal discussion, topic-specific seminars).
K. Didactic training in neuroanatomy,neuropathology, & related neurosciences.
A. Neuropsychological examination and evaluation of patients with actual and suspected neurological diseases and disorders.
B. Neuropsychological examination and evaluation of patients with psychiatr disorders and/or pediatric or general medical patients with neuro-behavioral disorders.
C. Participation in clinical activities with neurologists and neurosurgeons (bed rounds, grand rounds, etc.).
D. Experience at a specialty clinic,such as a dementia clinic or epilepsy clinic, which emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to diagnosis and treatment. ic
E. Direct consultation to patients involving neuropsychological assessment.
F. Direct intervention with patients,specific to neuropsychological issues, and to include psychotherapy and/or family therapy where indicated.
G. Research in neuropsychology, i.e.,collaboration on a research project or other scholarly academic activity, initiation of an independent research project or other scholarly academic activity, and presentation or publication of research data where appropriate.
At the conclusion of the post-doctoral training program, the individual should be able to undertake consultation to patients and professionals on an independent basis. Accomplishment in research should also be demonstrated. The program is designed to produce a competent practitioner in the areas designated in Section B of the Task Force Report (1981) and to provide eligibility for external credentialing and licensure as designated in section D of the Task Force Report (1981). The latter also includes training eligibility for certification in Clinical Neuropsychology'by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Report of the Task Force on Education,Accreditation and Credentialing. The INS Bulletin,1981, 5-10. Newsletter 40,1984, 2,3-8.
Report of the Subcommittee on Psychology Internships. Newsletter
40, 1984, 2, 7. The INS Bulletin, 1984, 33. APIC Newsletter,
1983; IX, 27-28.
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