Dr. Vivian L. Begali
Dr. Vivian Begali is a double boarded specialist, Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience providing evaluation and treatment to children and adults with medical, psychological, and emotional problems. She has Diplomate status in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), which is the oldest and most respected governing specialty board granting certification in North America and Diplomate status in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN) governed by the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and a Fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology is a neuropsychologist who has made a significant achievement beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty of neuropsychology. Diplomate status through board certification is awarded to practitioners as designation to the public that they possess advanced competency in their areas of specialization. The credentialing process follows licensure and is a very rigorous process that involves having a practioner’s work directly examined by a committee of specialists including having an oral defense of their work experience, knowledge base, work samples and clinical judgment. The indepth self-evaluation, continuing education, and peer review of credentials required is a voluntary process. In addition to the basic and applied generic core courses that all clinical psychologists must have, competency in neuropsychology requires a foundation in the clinical neurosciences, including neurology, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology. There are very few clinical psychologists in North America who are double-boarded in two distinct specialty areas.