The Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, established 1988, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research, clinical service, scholarly work and education in neuropsychology that enhances the understanding of brain-behavior relationship and neuropsychological disorders.
In order to fulfill its mission, the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society has established eight objectives:
- Professional Development: Provide information and support to the membership and the profession to enhance neuropsychological assessment, intervention, and consultation services.
- Education & Training: Disseminate neuropsychological knowledge through meetings, lectures, professional contacts, publications, reports, the Internet, and other forms of media.
- Research: Promote research to improve knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and to improve the efficacy of outcomes in neuropsychological evaluations and interventions.
- Ethics: Encourage membership towards the profession’s highest ethical standards.
- Diversity: Promote understanding of cultural and individual diversity, ability and disability, strengths and weaknesses as it applies to the study and practice of neuropsychology.
- Students: Promote the field of neuropsychology as a career choice among students, by activities such as mentoring and supporting student participation in educational activities.
- Public Education: Provide education to the public through avenues that promote understanding of brain-behavior relationships in areas such as healthy behaviors; prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropsychological illness and injury; and diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Advocacy: Educate and advocate on behalf of the profession, practitioners and consumers.