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 neuropsychologist.

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

Potential practicum sites include a private neuropsychology practices, a major regional medical center, smaller community hospitals and a maximum-security forensic hospital.