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Clinical Major Area of Study: Neuropsychology

The Clinical Neuropsychology major area of study at Fordham is part of an APA accredited program designed to provide an opportunity for clinical students to develop a more intensive academic focus and clinical experience in neuropsychology without sacrificing the integrity of general clinical training. The clinical neuropsychology major area of study emphasizes the significant influence of brain-behavior relationships in both research and clinical work. This is achieved through a systematic series of coursework, research and clinical experience in a variety of clinical neuropsychology settings.

The Clinical Neuropsychology major area of study at Fordham is consistent with the goals of the APA Division 40/Houston Guidelines' recommendations for doctoral education and training in neuropsychology. These goals seek to advance the study of brain-behavior relationships, and the clinical application of that knowledge to human behavior.

Requirements of the major area of study include completion of the clinical psychology core curriculum, along with completion of a minimum of three courses within the neuropsychology major area of study, one externship in Clinical Neuropsychology, and predoctoral or doctoral research in a topic related to neuropsychology.

The primary goal of this program is to train students on how to integrate information about brain-behavior functioning in research, clinical assessment, and intervention in a variety of settings working with populations vulnerable to neurological injury or illness. Our students have the opportunity to train with different clinical populations (e.g., epilepsy, aging, brain injury) at a variety of externship settings around NYC. Students also have the opportunity to participate in enriching didactics (e.g., WADA testing observation, brain cuttings, neurology rounds, neuropsychology journal clubs) at many of our research and clinical sites. Ultimately, we see our students going on to thriving neuropsychology careers in academia, research, and clinical settings and encourage our alumni to pursue board certification in clinical neuropsychology.


Our Clinical Neuropsychology major area of study faculty includes primary, affiliated, and adjunct faculty. Consistent with APA Division 40/Houston Guidelines, our students have the opportunity to work with outstanding neuropsychologists, including many who are board-certified.

Monica Rivera Mindt, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Molly Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Affiliated Faculty
Amy Roy, Ph.D.
Karen Siedlecki, Ph.D.

Adjunct/Other Faculty
William Barr, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Heidi Bender, Ph.D.
Desiree Byrd, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Elise Caccappolo, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Jennifer Manly, Ph.D.
William MacAllister, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Neuropsychology Major Area of Study (*Required courses; three total courses are required; 9 credits)

Neuropsychology with lab* Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6257 Child Neuropsychology with lab* Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6290 Health Disparities Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6670 Psychopharmacology Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 7020 Psychology and Civil Law Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
  One externship specializing in neuropsychology or health psychology Year 2 or 3  
  Predoctoral or doctoral research in neuropsychology or health psychology    

Primary Faculty: Drs. Monica Rivera Mindt and Molly Zimmerman; Affiliated Faculty: Drs. Amy Roy and Karen Siedlecki

Online Resources

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN)
New York Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology Group
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN)/APA Division 40
Society for Neuroscience

Training Resources
Association for Internship Training in Clinical Neuropsychology (AITCN)
Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST)
Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN)

Additional Resources
NeuropsychNow: Neuropsychology resources for training, assessment and external links to organizations, journals, and more.