What is Clinical Neuropsychology?
"Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty in professional psychology that applies principals of assessment and intervention based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. This specialty is dedicated to enhancing the understanding of brain-behavior relationships and the application of such knowledge to human problems."
(American Psychology Association)
Knowledge of the relationship between the brain and behavior is used to assess, diagnose, treat and/or rehabilitate patients with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, as well as those with cognitive or learning disorders.
Scientifically-validated evaluation tools, medical histories and clinical interviews aid in this process.
CRAIG W. BEAVER Ph.D, ABPP-CN
Craig W. Beaver, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Idaho,
Oregon, and Washington. He completed his undergraduate training in psychology at the University of Oregon and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Miami University of Ohio, an APA-approved program. He completed a clinical internship at the Ft. Miley VA Medical Center, in conjunction with the University of California San Francisco Medical School. Dr. Beaver holds Diplomate status in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.
He is the former director of Psychology and Neuropsychology
Services at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and of Neuropsychology Services at Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, where he helped design and establish a CARF-accredited outpatient and inpatient brain injury treatment program and helped manage it for 23 years. Dr. Beaver is now in private practice, providing
psychological and neuropsychological assessment and therapy services.
Dr. Beaver has been qualified to testify as an expert witness in many states and federal court jurisdictions on brain injury and various traumatic injuries, rehabilitation, psychological issues, and mental competency. He has presented at multiple conferences on brain injury, psychological issues, mental health, and the law.
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American Board of Professional Psychology
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