The format of the School Neuropsychology Post-Graduate Certification Program has evolved over the past decade and continues to evolve to meet the educational needs of school psychologists and psychologists who work with children.
Starting with the 2010-2011 cohort of students, the program content expanded by an additional month. The program is now a total of 10 months of content spread over an 11 month period (September through July). We have added a required face-to-face meeting in Month #3 (November) to be held in Dallas, Texas for all students enrolled in the program. This added face-to-face meeting will provide participants a chance to meet all of the instructors and their colleagues in person and provide an opportunity to have some supervised hands-on experience with two of the more difficult to administer and interpret pediatric neuropsychological tests. In the final month of the program (July), students will be required to travel to Dallas, Texas to take their final written and oral exams. These dates precede the annual National School Neuropsychology Summer Institute by a few days.
The remainder of the lectures and some clinical supervision will be delivered online using interactive Webinars. The advantages of the online Webinar format to deliver lecture content include:
- Students will receive lectures from nationally known school neuropsychologist faculty members who each have their own areas of expertise.
- The lecture notes from the online Webinars will be recorded and students in the course will be able to go back and review the lectures at a later time while they are enrolled in the program.
- Travel during these Webinar months will not be required as long as the student has access to a PC with high-speed Internet access and a microphone.
The training sessions, either face-to-face or via Webinar are held once a month following the same time schedule:
Friday nights: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Central Standard Time (CST)
Saturdays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Sundays: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST