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NAN Mission & Objectives

The mission of the National Academy of Neuropsychology is to advance neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships.

In order to fulfill its mission, the National Academy of Neuropsychology has established the following objectives:

  1. to provide information and support to the membership and the profession to enhance neuropsychological assessment, treatment, and consultation services; (VALUE/GOAL= Professional Development)
  2. to disseminate neuropsychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, publications, reports, the Internet, and other forms of media; (VALUE/GOAL= Education & Training)
  3. to promote research to improve knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and
  4. to improve the efficacy of outcomes in neuropsychological evaluations and interventions; (VALUE/GOAL= Research) to encourage membership to aspire to the profession's highest ethical standards; (VALUE/GOAL= Ethics)
  5. to promote understanding of cultural and individual diversity as it applies to the study and practice of neuropsychology; (VALUE/GOAL= Diversity)
  6. to promote the field of neuropsychology as a career choice among students, thus supporting student participation in the Academy's activities; (VALUE/GOAL=Students)
  7. to provide education to the public that fosters healthy behavior and the prevention of neurological illness and injury; (VALUE/GOAL=Public Education)
  8. to advocate in various forums on behalf of the profession, health consumers, and the promotion of neuropsychological health. (VALUE/GOAL= Advocacy)