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    About the NAN Student Committee


Rationale:

The purpose of developing a NAN Student Committee was to create a central group led by trainees (students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows) under the auspice of the larger organization of NAN to enhance NAN’s current resources for future neuropsychologists; keep the NAN Board, committees, and committee student representatives apprised of trainee needs within NAN and the field of neuropsychology; increase student, intern, and post-doctoral fellow membership and help facilitate their transition to full membership; and create an interactive environment that enriches the relationship between trainees and current professionals.

Mission:
The mission of the NAN Student Committee is to: a) promote the professional development of trainees in neuropsychology as both a clinical practice and a science, by providing resources and guidance for their academic and professional growth; and b) to empower trainees to become leaders and advocates within NAN, other organizations, and the profession of neuropsychology.

Who We Are:
The NAN Student Committee is a standing NAN Committee that reports directly to the Board of Directors. We are composed of 10 trainees (graduate students, pre-doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows), two professional NAN members that serve in mentorship/guidance roles, and a Board Liaison.
 
Current Committee Members:


  Chair: Daniel S. Brown, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Virginia Health System Neurology

 

  • Co-chair: Seth A. Margolis, Ph.D.  Postdoctoral Fellow at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Past Chair: Elyse Parke, M.A. – 5th year student at UNLV
  • Christian LoBue, M.S. – 4th year student and Predoctoral intern at UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jessica Meyer, M.S.  5th year doctoral candidate at Penn State University
  • Victoria Merritt, M.S. – 5th year student at Penn State University
  • Briana Cassetta, MS. – 4th year doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary
  • Victor Del Bene, M.A. - 6th year doctoral student at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
  • Patricia Garcia, M.S. - Predoctoral intern at Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Charles Gaudet, M.S. - 3rd year doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island
  • Julia Hussey, B.S. - doctoral student at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

    How do I get involved?

 

 

    Student & Post-Doctoral Resident Membership 

Membership Benefits:

  • Student workshops: attend workshops planned with students, trainees, and early career professionals in mind 
  • Professional development: gain knowledge and skills in neuropsychology
  • Networking: opportunity to meet other neuropsychologists and students
  • The Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (free access to online journal)
  • 20% discount on all Oxford University Press  books
  • Learn from leaders in the field by attending workshops at the annual conference
  • Conference: receive discounts at workshops and other seminars
  • Volunteer: student volunteers receive free conference registration and shared hotel accommodations
  • Service: opportunities to serve on committees
  • Research: present research at annual conference
  • Online Educational Offerings available at discounted NAN member rates. Recent topics include “Clinical Neuroanatomy” and “ Clinical Psychopharmacology”
  • Achievement Awards: compete for student awards (e.g., Tony Wong Diversity Award or NAN Student Poster Awards)
  • Stay informed: keep up with professional issues affecting the practice of neuropsychology with updates on email and social media

Eligibility for Membership:

  • Post-Doctoral Resident Membership is available for two years after completing a doctoral degree in psychology for individuals who are completing post-doctoral training/supervision leading to psychology licensure.
  • Student Membership is available for full-time undergraduate or graduate students of a regionally accredited college or university.

How to Join:
Please click here to view more information and to download the NAN Membership Application.

 

    Conferences 

 
Please stay tuned as information on the upcoming Annual Conference becomes available.


    Resources 

 

Definitions of Neuropsychology

Applying to Internship

Applying to Postdoctoral Residency Training Programs

Preparing for Licensure

Preparing for Board Certification (ABPP/ABCN and ABN)

Other Neuropsychology Student Organizations

Neuropsychology Journals

  • Annals of Neurology
  • Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Brain
  • Brain and Cognition
  • Brain Injury
  • Epilepsia
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Journal of Neurology
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry 
  • Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
  • Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Neuropsychology Review
  • The Clinical Neuropsychologist

 

    Neuropsychology Popular Book List 

Each month, the NAN Student Committee is featuring a "Book of the Month." We will highlight both textbooks and "casual reading" books. NAN Members click here to login and view the latest recommendation from the Student Committee.

 

    Neuropsychology in the News 

http://neurosciencenews.com/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/neuroscience/
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/categories/neurology/
http://neuropsychological.blogspot.com/