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The Status of Clinical Neuropsychology in Europe

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Clinical neuropsychology in Europe has not been advancing as fast as in the US. Although there are some countries (such as the UK, Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, and Germany) that are making stronger strives towards the advancement of clinical neuropsychology, European scientists (as in the European Federation of Psychological Associations – EFPA) are realizing that universal competencies for clinical neuropsychologists should be established, along with common educational characteristics in the study of clinical neuropsychology.

This diversity in practices and competencies among clinical neuropsychologists in Europe makes the attempt of establishing a common standard in Europe hard. Thus, we need to have a better understanding of the status of clinical neuropsychology in different European countries about the education, competencies, continuing education, licensure requirements, and practice of clinical neuropsychology. Gathering detailed information from different countries and experiences is indeed crucial to reach an agreement on common goals, educational plans, and required competencies for the practice of clinical neuropsychology.

Therefore, the aim of this Research Topic is to use this collection as a discussion platform for the community of clinical neuropsychology and to bridge the gap in practices and competencies in different European countries. In this Research Topic, we are interested in exploring the different issues related to the development and future directions of research in clinical neuropsychology in Europe.

We welcome authors to submit articles related to (but not limited to) any of the following topics:

• Education of clinical neuropsychologists in their country
• Status quo of trained and practicing clinical neuropsychologists in their countries
• Competences required to practice clinical neuropsychology in their countries
• Therapeutic alliances of clinical neuropsychologists and other healthcare professionals (e.g., to medical doctors)
• How clinical neuropsychologists are compensated and if clinical neuropsychology is under insurance or national health plans of compensation
• Plans on advancing the study and practice of clinical neuropsychology in different countries.

In this Research Topic, we are interested in receiving reviews article type, especially Mini Reviews.


Keywords: Clinical Neuropsychology, Professional Development, Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology, Education in Clinical Neuropsychology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Clinical neuropsychology in Europe has not been advancing as fast as in the US. Although there are some countries (such as the UK, Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, and Germany) that are making stronger strives towards the advancement of clinical neuropsychology, European scientists (as in the European Federation of Psychological Associations – EFPA) are realizing that universal competencies for clinical neuropsychologists should be established, along with common educational characteristics in the study of clinical neuropsychology.

This diversity in practices and competencies among clinical neuropsychologists in Europe makes the attempt of establishing a common standard in Europe hard. Thus, we need to have a better understanding of the status of clinical neuropsychology in different European countries about the education, competencies, continuing education, licensure requirements, and practice of clinical neuropsychology. Gathering detailed information from different countries and experiences is indeed crucial to reach an agreement on common goals, educational plans, and required competencies for the practice of clinical neuropsychology.

Therefore, the aim of this Research Topic is to use this collection as a discussion platform for the community of clinical neuropsychology and to bridge the gap in practices and competencies in different European countries. In this Research Topic, we are interested in exploring the different issues related to the development and future directions of research in clinical neuropsychology in Europe.

We welcome authors to submit articles related to (but not limited to) any of the following topics:

• Education of clinical neuropsychologists in their country
• Status quo of trained and practicing clinical neuropsychologists in their countries
• Competences required to practice clinical neuropsychology in their countries
• Therapeutic alliances of clinical neuropsychologists and other healthcare professionals (e.g., to medical doctors)
• How clinical neuropsychologists are compensated and if clinical neuropsychology is under insurance or national health plans of compensation
• Plans on advancing the study and practice of clinical neuropsychology in different countries.

In this Research Topic, we are interested in receiving reviews article type, especially Mini Reviews.


Keywords: Clinical Neuropsychology, Professional Development, Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology, Education in Clinical Neuropsychology


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 August 2021 Abstract
31 December 2021 Manuscript

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31 December 2021 Manuscript

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