MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA & APPLICATION PROCESS


Eligible applicants must have specialized neuropsychological training and experience in accordance with the criteria specified below.  

Membership Levels

Regular Membership

  • The category of “Regular Membership” is available for professionals who have completed training and experience in neuropsychology that includes:

1) A doctoral degree in psychology;

2) A one year psychology “internship” or an equivalent one year training experience in a clinically relevant area of psychology;

3) A two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology consistent with Houston Conference Guidelines or, for those trained prior to August 2000, a supervised postdoctoral training experience in clinical neuropsychology on at least a half-time basis;

4) Attainment of board certification in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) is acceptable proof for having successfully documented items 1 through 3 of this list;

5) A New York State license to independently practice psychology, or employment as a doctoral-level neuropsychologist in an exempt agency;

6) Completing the attestation of being in good standing within neuropsychology and/or psychology organizations; and

7) Attesting to maintaining active professional interests in clinical neuropsychology, by checking the applicable attestation box.

  • “Regular Membership” requires remittance of the annual fee of $250.


Early Career Membership

  • The category of “Early Career Membership” is available to psychologists who meet the aforementioned criteria for “Regular Membership” and who are within their initial two years of independent practice in clinical neuropsychology.
  • “Early Career Membership” requires remittance of the annual fee of $125.


Affiliate Membership

  • The category of “Affiliate Membership” is available to psychologists who exclusively practice psychology outside of New York State and meet the aforementioned criteria for “Regular Membership” with the exception of #5.  “Affiliate membership” requires possession of a license to independently practice psychology in the psychologist’s respective state.  
  • Affiliate Membership” permits access to the NYSAN listserv and to our newsletter, in addition to discounted rates for NYSAN sponsored continuing education presentations.  However, “Affiliate Membership” does not grant website access to NYSAN practice documents nor confer voting privileges.
  • “Affiliate Membership” requires remittance of the annual fee of $50.


Student Affiliate Membership

  • The category of “Student Affiliate Membership" is available to individuals at all levels of graduate training in neuropsychology (i.e., doctoral students, predoctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows).  Student Membership permits access to all of the benefits of “Regular Membership,” with the exception of voting privileges.
  • “Student Affiliate Membership" requires:
1) Current enrollment in a psychology doctoral program that is either APA accredited or determined by NYSAN to meet equivalent standards for curriculum and for physical attendance;
2) Completing the attestation of being in good standing within the academic program of enrollment and current clinical training site (if applicable); and
3) Attesting to maintaining active professional interests in clinical neuropsychology through formal coursework, clinical experience, and/or professional activities by checking the applicable attestation box.
  • “Student Affiliate Membership" requires remittance of the annual fee of $30.
  • Please note that ”Student Affiliate Membership" in NYSAN does not guarantee admittance to “Regular” or to “Early Career” Membership in NYSAN once “Student Affiliate Membership” status expires.  “Regular” and “Early Career” membership categories require reapplication

Application Process - Click Here to Join NYSAN

Regular & Early Career Membership Applicants:

1Complete the questions on the application form which document training requirements and licensure status; 
2) Complete and sign the Professional Declaration Form;
3) Include either: a) sponsorship, or b) verification material with the application:
a. Obtain sponsorship from two current NYSAN members – Each sponsor must email NYSAN stating that he/she agrees to sponsor the applicant’s membership, 
OR
b. Submit a Training Verification Form from a former supervisor; and

4) Pay the annual fee for the appropriate membership level.

    Affiliate Membership Applicants: 

    1) Complete the questions on the application form to document training requirements and attestation to exclusively practicing psychology outside of New York State;

    2) Complete and sign the Professional Declaration Form; and

    3) Pay the annual fee for "Affiliate Membership"

    Student Affiliate Membership Applicants:

    1) Complete the attestation to being currently enrolled in a psychology doctoral program and to being in good standing within the program, in addition to the current clinical training site (if applicable);

    2) Include the following supplemental material with the application:

    a. A current copy of student identification,

    b. A signed statement verifying student status from a professor or current supervisor, submitted on the Student Verification Form;

    3) Pay the annual fee for "Student Affiliate Membership."


    Questions and/or concerns about membership should be directed to:

    Christina Palmese, PhD, ABPP
    Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    10 Union Square East, Suite 5H Neurology
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: (212) 844-8483   Email: Christina.Palmese@mountsinai.org 

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