Welcome - from the President

Nancy L. Nussbaum, PhD, ABPP


Welcome to the Clinical Neuropsychology section of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) website. Whether you are a trainee or established professional who is interested in pursuing board certification, a member of the public looking for a specialist to help you, or someone interested in learning more about the field of neuropsychology, we hope we can provide the information you need. As you explore the pages and links on this website, you will learn about the science and practice of neuropsychology, the training and education required to become a neuropsychologist and the procedures for pursuing board certification in clinical neuropsychology.


The American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) is a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology. The mission of ABCN is to develop and carry out a peer review and examination process of the training and skills required for competent practice as a clinical neuropsychologist. ABCN and ABPP provide the public with a means to identify neuropsychologists that have successfully undergone this process. Our goal is for all qualified neuropsychologists to enter and complete the board certification process.


Neuropsychologists who become board certified by ABCN are invited to join the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). This organization, comprised of board certified specialists, strives to create consensus on important issues of the field, inform public policy, and lead the way in advocacy efforts. There are also resources available through the AACN website to support candidates through the examination process. 


We hope that you will find our organization and members to be welcoming and open. I encourage you to contact me, or a board certified neuropsychologist near you, if you have any questions about the ABCN board certification process. 


Nancy L. Nussbaum, PhD, ABPP

Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology & CN Pediatric SubSpecialty

President, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology

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