What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is a relatively new a subdiscipline of psychology that involves is the study of brain-behavior relationships—that it, how the normally-functioning brain and the abnormally-functioning brain affect people's behavior. Clinical neuropsychologists specialize in the clinical assessment and treatment of patients with known/suspected neuropathology or neurocognitive deficits

Typically, a clinical neuropsychologist will hold an advanced degree in clinical psychology, such as a Ph.D. or a PsyD and will have completed further studies in neuropsychology, often including neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Usually, a neuropsychologist completes one-year internship in clinical neuropsychology, as well as a two-year post-doctoral fellowship/residency in the field of neuropsychology.