Jacqueline C. Napper, Psy.D., MSCP, PsyPharm., Psychologist with her Private Practice

Get to know Psychologist Dr. Jacqueline C. Napper, who serves the population of New Jersey.

Dr. Napper began her undergraduate studies by receiving an Associate in Science in Mental Health from Bay Path Junior College in 1974, followed by a Bachelor of Science from the Central Connecticut State University in 1978. She began her graduate studies by completing her Master’s of Science in Psychology from the Southern Connecticut State University in 1980. There she also completed her Professional Diploma of Advanced Studies in Psychology. In 1988 she then graduated with her Psychology Doctorate from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Rutgers University, giving her over three decades of experience in her field.

After obtaining her Doctorate Dr. Napper completed her Postdoctoral training with the University of Medicine and Dentistry, followed by her Postdoctoral Neuropsychology training with the Fielding Institute at New York University, and Postdoctoral training in Clinical Psychopharmacology with the Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County and Private Practice Offices. Furthering her education even further in 2004 she graduated with a Postdoctoral Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Dr. Napper holds certification as a School Psychologist in both Connecticut and New Jersey and holds additional certifications in New Jersey as a Director of Student Personnel Services, as well as National Certification as a School Psychologist. She holds trainer certification in the State of New Jersey in the subject of Social Problem Solving/Services Decision Making. She is a certified Clinical Psychopharmacologist, a Licensed Psychologist in the State of New Jersey, and a certified Forensic Psychologist. To stay up to date in her field, she remains a professional member of the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pain Management,  American Society for the Advancement of Psychopharmacology, Physicians for Human Rights, American College of Forensic Examiners, NJ Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologist, New Jersey Association of Black Psychologists, New Jersey Education Association, Correctional Education Association, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has been inducted as a Fellow and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. In 2018 Dr. Napper completed training and is now certified as a Divorce Mediator.

Dr. Napper currently practices within her Private Practice in Clinical Psychology. Additionally, she is the Co-Founder and Consulting Neuropsychologist with Bilingual Associates, a Bilingual Psychologist for Amnesty Assessments and Political Asylum Cases with the Physicians for Human Rights, and is affiliated with the Cornerstone Behavioral Health Hospital of Union County and Westfield Center-Genesis Healthcare.

Clinical Psychopharmacology is the scientific study of the effects drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking, and behavior. It is distinguished from Neuropsychopharmacology, which emphasizes the correlation between drug-induced changes in the functioning of cells in the nervous system and changes in consciousness and behavior. The field of psychopharmacology studies a wide range of substances with various types of psychoactive properties, focusing primarily on the chemical interactions with the brain. Psychoactive drugs interact with particular target sites or receptors found in the nervous system to induce widespread changes in physiological or psychological functions. The specific interaction between drugs and their receptors is referred to as “drug action”, and the widespread changes in physiological or psychological function is referred to as “drug effect”. These drugs may originate from natural sources such as plants and animals, or from artificial sources such as chemical synthesis in the laboratory.

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