International Liaison Committee (ILC)
Welcome to the ILC
Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund
Chuck Matthews, the 1992 President of INS, was a strong advocate for making INS instrumental in developing neuropsychology throughout the world, especially in low-resource countries. As a result of this passion, the INS instituted the Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund in his name in 2003.
The purpose of this fund is to support educational and training activities such as workshops, meetings and webinars in low- and middle-income countries. Funds can be used to sponsor travel expenses for speakers, other meeting expenses or costs associated with running webinars, videoconferences etc.
If you would like to donate to the fund to support our work please add a donation when you pay your annual dues, or donate via this link.
Applicants, and the faculty invited to speak, must be INS members. The training event should take place in, or be available to colleagues in, a country (or countries) classified as lower or middle income according to World Bank/UN classification.
The application should include the following sections:
- Program Title
- Program Director
- Program Director’s institution, address and email address
- Dates that the Program will take place
- Geographic area to be served by the Program
- Estimated number to be served
- Description of the specific program to be funded (including objectives, activities and a preliminary program). Give details of the faculty who will speak including qualifications and experience.
- Describe how INS funds will be used? State the specific goals you wish you achieve and how INS funds will be used to support the achievement of these goals. Outline any needs for support for speaker travel and accommodation expenses, meeting site hire, videoconferencing facilities, audio-visual equipment, translation, other services.
- Describe how the event will be promoted and how INS’s support will be publicized.
- Describe how you will inform delegates about how to join INS.
- Describe how the impact of the program will be evaluated.
Applicants must agree to provide a report and financial account within 30 days of the completion of the event.
Please include in following information in the follow-up report:
- A brief summary of the event
- Total number of people who attended
- Number of INS members attending
- Participant evaluation of learning goals
- Evaluation of overall impact of the event
- Financial accounts
Applications will be reviewed by the ILC Chair, INS Treasurer, and at least two of the ILC regional representatives.
Applications will be rated against each of the following criteria:
- The application includes a clear set of objectives for the training event
- The objectives for the training event are consistent with the mission of the INS and the Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund
- Funds requested are clearly justified and reasonable
In addition, an overall quality rating will be given:
- Excellent application, priority for funding
- Good application, fund if possible
- Satisfactory application, consider request for revision, low priority for funding
- Poor application, do not fund
The final decision regarding funding will rest with the ILC Chair and INS Treasurer, and if required, the INS President.
Research and Editing Consultant Program
The Research and Editing Consulting Program (RECP) is designed to provide research design and statistical advice to colleagues who are planning research projects or want to develop international collaborations. In addition, the Program offers English language editing to colleagues for whom English is not their first language who wish to publish their research in English language journals. Members of the neuropsychology professional community are eligible to become consultants.
Our current consultants include:
If you would like to be put in touch with a consultant who can assist with research design, statistical advice or English language editing, or if you are willing to act as a consultant, please contact Dr. Mary Beth Spitznagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book and Journal Depository
The ILC provides a book and journal depository, which supports the provision of donated neuropsychology and neuroscience books and journals. We accept copies of recent books and journals that are less than five years old. If you would like to donate books or journals please contact Dr William Seidel, Coordinator at email@example.com. Institutions from low- and middle-income countries who would like to request a shipment of books and journals should also contact Dr Seidel.
Below are some links to websites that may be relevant to members of the INS around the world. INS does not endorse any of the organizations listed below, we simply provide links that may be of interest and relevance to members.
If you have ideas for other relevant links please let the ILC-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Acta Neuropsychologica is a peer-reviewed scientific quarterly, featuring original articles concerned with all aspects of the brain-behavior relationship. Published in English with an international scope, it is also the official publication of the Polish Neuropsychological Society.
La Asociación Latinoamericana de Neuropsicología (ALAN) se creó formalmente en 1999 en Cartagena (Colombia) durante la realización del “Congreso Internacional Cerebro-Mente: La Integración”. Su objetivo fundamental es el desarrollo y fortalecimiento de la neuropsicología en Latinoamérica. La ALAN se fundó como una federación de sociedades de neuropsicología, lo cual quiere decir que todas las sociedades de neuropsicología existentes en Latinoamérica pueden en principio considerarse como parte de la ALAN. Más que una sociedad, es una asociación de sociedades.
ASSBI is a multidisciplinary society dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with brain impairment and their families. Its mission is to:
- Enable all disciplines who work with people with brain impairment to meet, learn and discuss the latest clinical research initiatives in a scholarly environment
- Provide high quality continuing education; Publish scholarly research via its journal Brain Impairment
- Promote scientific rigour and evidence-based practice in the field of brain impairment
- Encourage students to present, share and publish their work
- Provide high quality assessment and treatment resources via ASSBI Resources.
ASSBI runs an annual conference each year. These are usually in Australia but it has also held meetings in New Zealand and China (Macau).
A web log of news about the brain and behavior from Anthony H. Risser, Ph.D.
El SBNP es una sociedad científica fundada en 1989 con el objetivo de apoyar y divulgar cualquier iniciativa relacionada con el estudio de las funciones cognitivas humanas y sus trastornos en los pacientes con lesiones cerebrales. Su cuerpo se compone de médicos asociados, psicólogos, logopedas, terapeutas ocupacionales, educadores, psicólogos, lingüistas, biólogos, profesores universitarios y estudiantes de la zona.
The BPS is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It is responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good. The Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) supports its members with training and advice, holds regular conferences and events, and contacts members with updates and news about the professional field throughout the year.
The Canadian Psychological Association is a voluntary organization which represents the interests of all aspects of psychology in Canada and which promotes unity, coherence and a sense of identity across the diverse scientific and professional interests.
CIRRIE facilitates the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries. It offers an international rehabilitation research database and a list of electronic bulletin board and discussion groups on rehabilitation research.
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
EBBS promotes the exchange of information between European scientists interested in the relationship of brain mechanisms and behaviour. Membership is open to all European scientists and Associate Membership is available for non-Europeans.
ECNP, established in 1986 on the initiative of European Scientists working in the field of neuropsychopharmacology, aims to encourage research and facilitate communication of ideas in the convergent disciplines.
Launched in 1997, the European Dana Alliance for the Brain works to make information about brain research accessible to the general public in Europe. It is part of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, a nonprofit organization and the Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organization.
EFPA is the leading Federation of National Psychology Associations, providing a forum for European cooperation in a wide range of fields of academic training, psychology practice and research. The 31 member organizations, representing about 150,000 psychologists, are concerned with promoting and improving psychology as a profession and as a discipline, particularly, though not exclusively, in applied settings and with emphasis on the training and research associated with such practice. The psychologists in the member associations include practitioners as well as academic and research psychologists. The Federation has as one of its goals the integration of practice with research and the promotion of an integrated discipline of psychology.
FENS was founded with the goal of advancing research and education in neuroscience and representing neuroscience research in the European Commission, IBRO, and other granting bodies.
ESN was founded in August 2008 and adopted its constitution in January 2009 at its first official congress in Edinburgh. The goals of the organization are to further scientific and professional issues within the field of neuropsychology, including cognitive neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychology, behavioural neurology, neuroimaging and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Additional goals are to encourage and help develop European programmes of clinical and experimental neuropsychological research along with pre- and postgraduate teaching and to put forward any instances related to neuropsychology to the relevant political or beaurocratic bodies. The Federation may also engage in other activities which contribute to the advancement of neuropsychology and related topics within Europe and will liaise with other relevant scientific and clinical bodies. Contact Erik Hessen at email@example.com.
HINARI provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.
HNS is a group of clinical and research neuropsychologists seeking to promote training and research which will yield high standards in neuropsychological practice with the ethnically diverse Hispanic population.
This Academy offers advanced training programs and seminars for all interdisciplinary professionals working in the neurological rehabilitation sector. The team is composed of Simone Eisenbacher, Kirsten Wander, Julia Riegler, Gerhard Müller, and Herbert König. They have been offering international courses in English within the associated “International Academy of Applied Neuropsychology” since 2008 and have hosted symposia and conferences in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Spain and Brazil.
The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology [IACCP], founded in 1972, has a membership of over 800 persons in more than 65 countries. The aims of the Association are to facilitate communication among persons interested in cross-cultural psychology and to examine more effectively the universal validity of psychological theories in all branches of psychology and related disciplines.The official publication of IACCP is the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
IBANGS, founded in 1996, works to promote the field of neurobehavioural genetics. With 500 members in Europe, North and South America, and Australasia, IBANGS welcomes established scientists, students and any other persons interested in the field of behavioural neurogenetics.
IBIA is dedicated to the development and support of multidisciplinary medical and clinical professionals, advocates, policy makers, consumers and others who work to improve outcomes and opportunities for persons with brain injury.
IBRO is an independent, international organization dedicated to the promotion of neuroscience and of communication between brain researchers in all countries of the world.
The International Test Commission (ITC) is an association of national psychological associations, test commissions, publishers and other organizations committed to promoting effective testing and assessment policies and to the proper development, evaluation and uses of educational and psychological instruments. The ITC produces a wide range of guidelines relating to psychological assessment, including Guidelines on Adapting Tests.
This is an interactive training program for patients with schizophrenia. It consists of 8 downloadable modules currently available in English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish. Versions in Polish, Farsi, Hindi, Chinese, Portuguese and Korean are being prepared. All programs are available cost-free on the above web site.
The mission of the National Association of Psychometrists (NAP) is to promote the education and training of individuals who are employed to administer neuropsychological, psychological and educational tests under the supervision of Neuropsychologists, Psychologists and other authorized users. The Association advocates the careful application of standardized procedures for administration and scoring as set forth by the test developer. The goals desired from this mission are to be achieved in cooperation with professional psychological organizations and as a service to the general public. NAP now has members in nearly every US state as well as Canada, Norway and Australia.
Founded in 1995 and edited by Jeff Browndyke, Ph.D., this website offers resources, links, and an e-mail discussion list dedicated to neuropsychology.
The New York Neuropsychology Group is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit scientific and educational organization founded in 1979 to provide a forum for the discussion of brain-behavior relationships.
The APA Office of International Affairs publishes a quarterly newsletter, coordinates APA participation and representation in international meetings, and administers journal donation programs, travel grants, and other projects to facilitate exchange between U.S. and international psychologists.
PsycBITE™ is a free-access database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI).
La Revista Argentina de Neuropsicología es el órgano oficial de la Sociedad de Neuropsicología de Argentina.
La Revista Argentina de Neuropsicología is the official journal of the Neuropsychological Society of Argentina.
Free, weekly e-mail journal of Spanish-language articles with an emphasis upon practical applications of neuropsychological principles to medicine. Sponsored by the Federacion Centroamericana de Medicina Neuropsicologica, based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. To subscribe, send e-mail to Ramiro Coello-Cortes, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología fue publicada por primera vez en 1969 en Bogotá (Colombia). Publica artículos en todas las áreas de la psicología como ciencia y como profesión.
The Latin Americana Review of Psychology, published for the first time in 1969 in Bogotá, Colombia, publishes articles in all areas of psychology as a science and as a profession.
SAR is an international network of universities and colleges working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars worldwide. SAR works to arrange short-term, emergency visits to Network member institutions. SAR also offers counseling and referral, help in securing fellowships, a job board and other services.
SLAN is an organization of neuropsychology professionals from all regions of Latin America, including Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. It sponsors a biennial congress with a website in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
La Asociación Mexicana de Neuropsicología es una asociación civil sin fines de lucro que congrega a los profesionales de la neuropsicología en el país y a los estudiantes de ese campo. Cada dos años realizan un congreso nacional y a lo largo del año organizan cursos, talleres y seminarios orientados a la formación y profesionalización de los recursos humanos en esta área.
La Sociedad de Neuropsicología de Argentina (SONEPSA) es una asociación profesional dedicada a promover la investigación, asistencia y formación en neuropsicología y a favorecer la comunicación entre las disciplinas científicas afines. Fue fundada en Buenos Aires el 1 de julio de 1987 y cuenta con asociados en todo el país.
FANPSE is currently the largest association of Neuropsychologists in Spain, with 12 regional societies being represented and more than 800 members. It is part of the Federation of the Euripean Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN) and works to promote the development of the professional field in Spain. FANPSE celebrates a scientific congress annually in the month of March.
The World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) is a multidisciplinary organisation open to any professional with an interest in neurological rehabilitation. The organisation exists to act as a forum of communication between those with an interest in the subject. The WFNR produces a regular newsletter (WFNR Update) that is produced twice a year. The WFNR organises a World Congress in NeuroRehabilitation every two years.
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.