The Neuropsychology concentration, in addition to the core
academic program at Forest, provides a thorough foundation for understanding
behavior across the lifespan as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning
of the central nervous system. This foundation is needed for students to
continue their education and training in neuropsychology beyond the clinical
psychology internship and through the postdoctoral fellowship in clinical
neuropsychology, both of which are required to become a board certified
Neuropsychological evaluations generally involve a wide
variety of tasks, including clinical interviewing, reviewing medical records
and administering specialized psychological and neurocognitive tests that are
done sitting at a table or at bedside in a hospital. Such evaluations require a
thorough understanding of clinical neuroanatomy and neuropathology.
The Neuropsychology concentration comprises the following
courses plus practicum in a related area.
• Functional Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology
• Neuropsychological Assessment
• Neurological & Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
• Pediatric Neuropsychology
• Rehabilitation/Neuropsychology Consultation
• Advanced Neuropsychological Case Analysis
• Practicum in Neuropsychology
sites include a private neuropsychology practices, a major regional medical
center, smaller community hospitals and a maximum-security forensic hospital.