Reports

Report 2017 -2019

Executive summary

In 2015 EFPA established a Task Force on Clinical Neuropsychology and in 2017 it was transformed into a Standing Committee. The tasks were to analyze the situation of the field of Clinical Neuropsychology, to collect information on the current situation on the specialization training within Clinical Neuropsychology, and on the legal and professional status of clinical neuropsychologists within the profession of psychologists in different European countries. The information and best examples were to be presented to the EFPA Member Associations and based on the information, recommendations were to be made as how the specialization training in neuropsychology can and/or should be developed in the future.

In 2016-2017 a survey was conducted that confirmed the wide variability in the legislation, regulation and training models of neuropsychologists across 31 European countries. This information has been disseminated to the EFPA members in conference symposiums and in published articles. In 2018-2019 expert interviews have been conducted in 25 European countries to explore the similarities and differences in the required knowledge-based and skills-based competencies within Clinical Neuropsychology.

Combined, the two sources of information will be used to develop guidelines and recommendations for the specialist education across Europe. There was considerable agreement within the interviewed experts on the 5 key points selected as the basis of the recommendations. This work will be the main goal of the Standing Committee on Clinical Neuropsychology in 2019-2021.

 

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Report 2015 -2017

Executive summary

In July 2015 EFPA established a Task Force on Clinical Neuropsychology (decision of the General Assembly in Milan) for the period of 2015-17. The tasks were to analyze the situation of the field of clinical neuropsychology, to collect information on the current situation on the specialization training within clinical neuropsychology, and to collect information on the legal and professional status of clinical neuropsychologists within the profession of psychologists in different European countries. The information and best examples were to be presented to the EFPA Member Associations and based on the information, recommendations were to be made as how the specialization training in neuropsychology can and/or should be developed in the future.

The first TF meeting in February 2016 agreed that the goals are best met by conducting a survey to the member countries. The survey targeting psychological associations and neuropsychological societies on an organizational level was launched in September 2016. By spring 2017, 31 countries had responded. The results confirmed the wide variability in the legislation, regulation and training models of neuropsychologists across countries. This information will be disseminated to the EFPA members in conference symposiums and in published articles.

Common guidelines were generally considered an important goal according to the survey responses. More work is needed however before recommendations on harmonized models can be presented. The work carried out by the Task Force on Clinical Neuropsychology needs to be continued and the work would best continue as a Standing Committee of Clinical Neuropsychology.

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