As indicated on the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) website,
“Training and preparation in clinical neuropsychology specifically entails 1.) completion of a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited university training program, 2.) internship in a clinically relevant area of professional psychology, 3.) the equivalent of two years of additional specialized training in clinical neuropsychology, and 4.) state or provincial licensure to practice psychology and/or clinical neuropsychology independently. Attainment of the ABCN/ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (i.e., board certification) is the clearest evidence of competence as a clinical neuropsychologist, assuring that all of these criteria have been met…
… Believe it or not, most states allow licensed psychologists to call themselves neuropsychologists without showing they have any special training on how to care for people who have neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders. Clinicians who are board-certified in clinical neuropsychology have proven, through a rigorous evaluation, that they are fully competent. That certification is provided through the largest board certification group in psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and its specialty board, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). The goal of ABPP is to protect the public by examining and certifying psychologists who demonstrate competence in approved specialty areas.”
After having completed 2 full-time postdoctoral fellowships, and 13 years employed by private, county, state, and federal agencies as a rehabilitation/neuropsychologist, treating patients with orthopedic and neurological disorders, Dr Calabro became certified in clinical neuropsychology in 1996, and has since maintained his certification in good standing.
Current Professional Practice
Dr. Calabro limits his private practice to approximately one comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation per week because he personally and carefully conducts all of the testing, scoring, and report writing, following which he engages in a substantial feedback session with the patient, and as needed several additional consultations to reinforce understanding of his findings and implementation of recommendations.
In addition, he is employed 20-30 hours per week as the Psychology Assessment Supervisor at Rockland Psychiatric Center. In this capacity, his clinical activity is exclusively devoted to conducting assessments and evaluations. In addition, however, he's also responsible for the administrative aspects of conducting these evaluations throughout the facility as further carried out by other professional staff and psychology externs, who receive Dr. Calabro's peer consultation and/or clinical supervision.
Dr. Calabro is located at 370 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601. Violet Avenue is also Route 9G. Although technically within Poughkeepsie, the office is located at the border of Hyde Park, NY. Considering the limited number of appointments, the office is easily reached from most locations in the Hudson Valley and Mid-Hudson Valley. This includes Dutchess County, NY; Ulster County, NY; Orange County, NY; Putnam County NY; Greene County, NY; Columbia County, NY. Consequently, it is easily accessible to the cities/towns of Accord, Wallkill, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Millbrook, Pleasant Valley, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Beekman, Wappinger's Falls, Fishkill, East Fishkill, Kingston, Hopewell Junction, Woodstock, Roundout Valley, Newburgh, Dover Plains, New Paltz, Staatsburg, Highland, Port Ewen, Beacon, Hyde Park, Hurley , Lagrange, Gardner, Pleasant Valley, Highland, Ulster Park, Lake Katrine, New Windsor, Pawling, Pine Plains, Milton, Marlboro, Walden, Stanfordville, Brewster, etc. The office has a very comfortable waiting room and supportive reception staff. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
Insurance/Payment for Services
Dr. Calabro is an "out-of-network" provider for all insurances. This means that if you have an "out-of-network" option or benefit from your health-care insurer, you may be able to be receive reimbursement for a significant portion of the service fee after you personally submit the CMS 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form which will be provided to you indicating the procedural codes for the evaluation and associated diagnoses.
The cost of the evaluation depends on the referral questions at hand and extent of requested and/or necessary procedures within the evaluation.
In some instances, the evaluation may be subsidized as an "Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation" by the school district if the evaluation is for your school-age child and you believe there is evidence to suggest that significant questions remain unanswered despite a standard psychoeducational evaluation conducted within your child's school.