74| Global Neuropsychology: Introduction – A Conversation With Dr. Tedd Judd

This episode covers cultural neuropsychology and global neuropsychology.  We talk with Tedd Judd, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, about how neuropsychology in North Atlantic countries is unique relative to how neuropsychology is practiced elsewhere.  We also discuss advice for conducting competent clinical evaluations with patients whose culture is unfamiliar to the clinician.

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Topics Covered

  • How neuropsychology as a construct differs across countries and cultures
  • National and international neuropsychological standards of training and practice
  • Why non-native English speakers miss out on neuropsychological evaluations in the U.S.
  • The importance of a community-based cultural neuropsychology clinic
  • Recommendations for a culturally sensitive neuropsychological assessment
  • Cognitive testing outside of North Atlantic neuropsychology
  • The psychology of culture and the culture of (neuro)psychology
  • A cross-cultural practicum in clinical psychology
  • Recruiting and training culturally responsive, knowledgeable, and humble neuropsychologists

About Tedd

Tedd Judd, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a cross-cultural clinical and forensic neuropsychologist with 40 years of experience. He has evaluated clients from about 90 countries and has taught neuropsychology in 27 countries, including a Fulbright Senior Lectureship in Spain and two years of teaching and living in Costa Rica. He has an interest in the development of culturally appropriate neuropsychology in developing countries. He is Past President of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society and recipient of their Mentoring in Cultural Neuropsychology Award. He teaches a practicum in non-English cross-cultural psychology. He is Distinguished Professor and academic co-director of Central America’s first Master’s degree in neuropsychology at the Universidad del Valle, Guatemala. He teaches neuropsychological assessment at Seattle Pacific University. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has published a book on Neuropsychotherapy and over 20 other book chapters and articles. He received his BA from Princeton, his PhD from Cornell, training in neuropsychology at the Boston VA hospital, and his postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the University of Washington.

Selected References

Judd, T., & DeBoard, R. (2009). Community-based neuropsychological rehabilitation in the cosmopolitan setting. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 19(6), 841-866.

Postal, K. (2018). President’s Annual State of the Academy Report. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32(1), 1-9.

Rivera Mindt, M., Arentoft, A., Coulehan, K., & Byrd, D. (2013). Considerations for the neuropsychological evaluation of older ethnic minority populations. In Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia (pp. 25-41): Springer.

Rivera Mindt, M., Byrd, D., Saez, P., & Manly, J. (2010). Increasing culturally competent neuropsychological services for ethnic minority populations: A call to action. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 24(3), 429-453.

Sánchez, O., De Paul Chism, N. F., Serafini, K., & Judd, T. (2012). Empowering culturally diverse students within a collaborative learning community: A student perspective. Psychology Learning & Teaching, 11(3), 406-412.