Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in joining HNS! Please review the membership types and then complete the application form. If you are outside the United States, please review our options for international membership.

HNS members who paid 2021 annual dues may login to the website and then visit the membership renewal page. 

Those who created a guest account for Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 may login to the website and then complete the application form to join HNS. This will save you some steps since you already have an account.

If you did not pay member dues in 2021 or create a guest account, then please complete the application form.

HNS changed its membership platform and website in 2020. This required all members to register for new accounts at that time, but not everyone has done so. As such, it is likely that you will need to complete the application form to renew your HNS membership. 

Beginning January 15, 2022, access to the HNS listserv will become a member-only benefit. Until that time, you may be on the listserv without a current membership.  

To stay on the HNS listserv and enjoy many other member benefits, please complete the application form to join or rejoin HNS. 

Continuing education (CE) credits were offered this year as part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. If you attended one or more of the events and want to receive CE credit, please complete the evaluation form for each session that you attended. There is a link to each session on the Hispanic Heritage Month page. Click on each event that you attended and then on the purple button, CE Link. Complete the evaluation form and submit it. You will then receive a CE certificate by email, and it will be stored under your HNS website account for later retrieval if needed.

If you already completed the evaluation form for an event you attended but need another copy of your CE certificate, please click on the CE certificates page.

Please note that you must be logged in to the HNS website for access to the evaluation forms and CE certificates you earned.

You can find a Spanish-speaking neuropsychologist by accessing the Professional Directory.

Please visit our clinical training directory! If you are a training director wanting to list your site, you may do so here.

To find this information, make sure you are logged in as a member. Once logged in, go to the Dashboard and click on “Database of Bilingual Tests”.

If you have reviewed all of the FAQs but still have a question, please contact us using the below form.

  • Yes, if you are an HNS member, please feel free to post your research project on our listserv at
  • If you are NOT a member, we invite you to join HNS so that you have access to posting on our listserv. 
  • Apply here 
  • If you want to advertise through our website, please contact our Science Committee Chair(s) at for details.
  • FOR ALL, please note that all advertised research projects must be IRB-approved. HNS prohibits posting of research on someone else’s behalf.
  • Yes, if you are an HNS member, please feel free to post your research project on our listserv at
  • If you are not a member, please email the approved announcement to, and we will post for you on our listserv. 
  • If you want to advertise on the HNS website, please go to  (  
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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.