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Episode 78 | Neuropsychology and Sub-Saharan Africa – With Drs. Jean Ikanga and Tony Stringer


Culturally informed neuropsychological evaluations require that clinicians develop knowledge of the macrosocietal structures of unfamiliar countries and the cultural backgrounds of their patients. Sub-Saharan Africa is a large region, with over one billion people, some of whom develop neurological conditions and could benefit from neuropsychological services. In this episode, we discuss shared aspects of sub-Saharan culture, particularly in contrast to Western norms, and we introduce and describe the African Neuropsychological Battery. The overarching goal of the episode is to help listeners increase awareness and knowledge of important cultural factors.

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Instructor Credentials

Jean Ikanga Dr. Jean Ikanga is the first neuropsychologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has affiliations at both Emory University and the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has current grant support and multiple publications examining neurological conditions in people from sub-Saharan Africa.

Anthony Y. Stringer Dr. Anthony Y. Stringer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is a Professor and Director at Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Division of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 40/Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) and of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Stringer is the author of A Guide to Adult Neuropsychology Diagnosis, the lead editor of Pathways to Prominence in Neuropsychology, and the developer of the Ecologically-Oriented Neurorehabilitation programs. He is also the former president of American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN).

Topics Covered
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Educational Objectives
  • List several shared aspects of sub-Saharan cultures
  • Explain the cultural universalist and cultural relativist perspectives
  • Describe the development, structure, psychometric support and clinical utility of the African Neuropsychological Battery
  • Apply knowledge of shared aspects of sub-Saharan culture in everyday neuropsychological practice
Target Audience
  • Introductory
  • Date Available: 2021-08-27
  • You may obtain CE for this podcast at any time.
Offered for CE
  • Yes
  • Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $25
Refund Policy
  • This podcast is not eligible for refunds
CE Credits
  • 1.0 Credit(s)
  • Dr. Ikanga has nothing to disclose
  • Dr. Stringer receives consulting fees from Paul, Weiss, LLC, Attorneys at Law and is a board member for AACN 2050
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