Neuropsychology is a specialty area within the field of psychology focusing on the relationship between brain dysfunction and its results on cognitive (thinking) skills and behavior. Brain injury usually leads to changes in thinking, emotions, and/or behavior. It is therefore of critical importance to understand the unique effects of a brain injury on an individual's cognitive and behavioral functioning. Neuropsychology is dedicated to understanding and treating the variety of changes which can result from brain impairment.
What Is a Neuropsychologist?
A clinical neuropsychologist is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of thinking and behavior in people with various brain disorders. In addition to earning a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology, the clinical neuropsychologist undergoes an additional two or more years of specialty training in neuropsychology. The National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association recognize only psychologists who have earned a doctoral degree and have received specialized training in neuropsychology. Dr. Fulbright & Dr. Genest meet these qualifications.