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JINS New Editor-in-Chief2023-05-26T17:17:01+00:00

We are delighted to announce that the new Editor in Chief of our journal, the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, will be Dr. John Woodard. Dr. Woodard will take over from Dr. Steve Rao who has done a fantastic job at the helm of JINS over the last 10 years. We are very grateful for Dr. Rao’s skillful leadership of our journal over the last decade and are very happy that JINS will be in safe hands with Dr. Woodard in charge.

Dr Woodard is Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, Detroit and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Neuroscience, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. He has research interests and expertise in preclinical detection of Alzheimer’s disease, ageing, sports concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, longitudinal data analysis, as well as statistical and methodological aspects of neuropsychological test construction. He is also actively researching neuropsychological applications of Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr Woodard has been an Associate Editor of JINS for ten years and so is very well placed to take on the role of Editor in Chief.

We would like to offer huge thanks to Dr. Gerry Taylor, Chair of the JINS Editor in Chief Search Committee, and all the members of the Search Committee: Dr. Vicki Anderson, Dr. Sallie Baxendale (Chair of INS Publications Committee), Dr. Greg Brown, Dr. Tatia Lee, and Dr. Daniel Mograbi. We had a very strong field of applicants with all those interviewed being of exceptionally high quality. We are very grateful to the search committee for their diligence and dedication throughout the search process.

Under Dr. Woodard’s leadership, JINS will continue to disseminate the highest quality of neuropsychological research to improve our science and practice, and we wish Dr. Woodard well as he takes on this important role.

Dr. Jonathan Evans
President, International Neuropsychological Society

Minnesota Conference group has produced a draft of the guidelines for review and then take the survey.2023-05-25T21:57:40+00:00

Dear colleagues,

You may already be aware that the Minnesota Conference (MNC) took place a little while ago. The aim of this conference was to update the Houston Conference guidelines on education and training in Clinical Neuropsychology, which have underpinned Clinical Neuropsychology training in the US since they were developed in 1997. The Minnesota conference set out to provide a set of Competency Guidelines for Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology that reflect the current vision and core values of the field of clinical neuropsychology.

The Minnesota Conference group has now produced a draft of the guidelines and they are seeking feedback on the draft. INS had two representatives as delegates, Dr Glenn Smith (US) and Dr Ingram Wright (UK). We would like to invite all INS members to read and provide feedback on the draft guidelines.

Whilst the guidelines are primarily written to guide education and training in clinical neuropsychology in North America, we believe that an international perspective on the guidelines would be useful for several different reasons. Firstly, we feel it will be useful for the group developing the guidelines to have feedback from colleagues around the world. Secondly the guidelines are likely to influence similar documents in countries around the world and so having input to the process from an international perspective will be useful. Hence, we invite colleagues both within North America and beyond to review and give feedback on the draft guidelines.

You can view the draft guidelines HERE

Please give your feedback via the SURVEY LINK

The deadline for responses is June 19th.

Dr Ingram Wright
Dr Glenn Smith
INS Delegates to the Minnesota Guidelines Conference