CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY TRAINING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
In developed countries clinical neuropsychology has come of age and forms an integral part of healthcare services. Training programmes are usually at a doctoral or post-doctoral level, and accreditation is well-defined. Although there is now acknowledgement in many developing countries that clinical neuropsychology is a specialized discipline, there is a lack of training programs and licensing requirements need clarification. This paper will address the challenges facing clinical neuropsychology training within a culturally diverse, multi-lingual society such as South Africa. In particular, the need to train clinical neuropsychologists who are able to provide services to the bulk of the population, and not just a privileged few, will be explored. A curriculum for a postgraduate professional training in clinical neuropsychology within such a context will be outlined.
© 2008 Victor Karandashev