The Inter Organizational Practice Committee
The Inter Organizational Practice Committee (IOPC) is a committee of the practice chairs of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Division 40 of the American Psychological Association, and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, tasked with coordinating advocacy efforts and improving the practice climate for Neuropsychology. Some of the specific advantages of the IOPC include increasing the breadth and reach of grass roots advocacy for issues that have local and national implications. Each organization also has overlapping, but not completely redundant interests and organizational structures that shape their stance on, and approach to, important issues. Thus, the multi-organizational structure also allows for synergy in advocacy efforts on topics of mutual concern, while retaining the individual organizations autonomy in determining the direction of their own organizational priorities. While the IOPC has, and will continue to respond to new issues as they arise through response advocacy, another important role is to help neuropsychologists be more proactive with respect to anticipated changes in legislation and insurance practices that have a direct impact on the profession.
As healthcare reform rolls out through regions of the country, this website will be a central place for members of our profession to learn about basic concepts, share innovative practice models, and begin to answer the fundamental question: how do we emerge as successful players in this iteration of healthcare?