Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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| Editors: Jeffrey Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

  • Christine M. Salinas
  • Xavier E. Cagigas
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_9168-1

HNS Organization (and URL)

The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society (HNS) is a group of clinical and research neuropsychologists in the United States interested in promoting the competent practice of neuropsychology with Spanish-speaking populations. Information about HNS can be obtained from the HNS web site (www.hnps.org).

Membership and Leadership Structure

There are six types of HNS members: Fellow, Professional Members, Associate Members, Student Members, Affiliate Members, and Corporate Members (see HNS bylaws for definitions at www.hnps.org). The vast majority of HNS members are active clinicians. Some also participate in clinical and basic science research, teaching, consulting, and other professional activities. Historically, HNS has had a strong student membership (they currently represent 35% of the membership). Total membership has ranged from 30 to over 160 members (highest active membership in 1999 and 2010). Currently, there are 151 active members. Fifteen HNS members...

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References and Reading

  1. DeAngelis, T. (1994). New society seeks to improve Hispanics’ mental health care. APA Monitor, 25(11), 36.Google Scholar
  2. Judd, T., Capetillo, D., Carrion Baralt, J., Marmol, L., Miguel Montes, L., Navarrete, G., Puente, A. E., Romero, H., & Valdes, J. (2009). Professional considerations for improving the neuropsychological evaluations of Hispanics: A National Academy of Neuropsychology education paper. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24(2), 127–135.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Pontón, M., & Ardila, A. (1999). The future of neuropsychology with Hispanic populations in the United States. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 14(7), 565–580.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine M. Salinas
    • 1
  • Xavier E. Cagigas
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Space Coast Neuropsychology CenterMelbourneUSA
  2. 2.UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human BehaviorLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Medical Psychology Assessment CenterResnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral SciencesDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA