Nassau County Psychological Association

Welcome to NCPA

Highlights of Changes from

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New CPT® codes for psychotherapy- effective Jan. 1, 2013

Dear NCPA / NPSI Friends,

In navigating the CPT changes, I believe you will find this website interesting and helpful:


This presentation explains the changes made in the CPT codes for psychological services.  Prepared recently by Antonio Puente of UNC Wilmington, it is very comprehensive and runs more than 500 pages.

Best wishes,

Maxine Marcus, President
Nassau County Psychological Association

Maxine M.Marcus, Ph.D

The public access section allows consumers to query the "Find a Psychologist" database, formerly known as "On-Line Referral Service." This newly revamped feature provides a more comprehensive profile of private practice information which we believe will better service our members and public inquiries. Visitors will also find helpful community resources, a user-friendly method of contacting us and a simplified manner in which to apply for membership.

For NCPA Members only: An ID and password are necessary to access this section. As a current member, you will be provided with a temporary ID and password via e-mail. Upon your initial log-in to the Members Only section, please use the assigned login information.

Once logged-in, all information is menu- driven, providing you with the ability to navigate the entire site. In addition, we are most excited to provide a much expanded self-entry database (replacing the currently used paper on-line profile form.) This new feature is designed to enable you to specifically represent your practice and keep your information up-to-date. As a School Psychologist, Academic, Agency/Hospital affiliated psychologist, Emeritus or Student, you have the ability to enter pertinent information to be included in the NCPA Member Directory.

Since this newly designed website is still a work in progress, your comments/suggestions are most welcome. You may click on "Contact Us" link, call 516-377-1010 or fax us at 516-377-1240.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Keep your eye on this site and on our email blasts for information about two upcoming programs, one on Mindfulness and one on Risk Management. Details will follow.

A newsletter is also in gestation, and should be forthcoming soon.

Meanwhile, best wishes to all of you from your Executive Board for a happy, healthy, and productive 2014!

Sincerely, Maxine

Maxine M. Marcus, Ph.D.
President, Nassau County Psychological Association
Chair, Board of Directors, Nassau Psychological Services Institute

Latest News and Upcoming Events

Friday, September 19th

WORKSHOP: Parenting 101 with emphasis on children 6 – 12 years old.

Where: Half Hollow Hills Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746

When: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration is required: on-line using code DXA662 or by telephone at 631 421- 4530.

In this workshop, Dr. Neil S. Grossman will review key approaches to successful parenting and ways of dealing with difficult situations.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

CONFERENCE: Dynamic Linking: Psychotherapy Integration in the Analytic Field

Presented by NYS Psychological Association Psychoanalytic Division

Where: Fordham University Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street @ Columbus Avenue, New York, NY

When: 12:00 to 4:00 with lunch from Noon to 1:00

Register Online at or call NYSPA at 1-800-732-3933 to register.

Speakers will focus on CBT, Somatic Interventions, & Family Therapy & Include: Paul Wachtel, PhD, Kenneth Frank, PhD, Evelyn Rappoport, PsyD, Jill Bresler, PhD, & Karen Starr, PhD

Presenters are all psychoanalytically trained clinicians who are part of an expanding community of psychoanalytic clinicians committed to psychodynamic integration with diverse treatment modalities, including CBT, somatic interventions, and family therapy. Each presenter will offer a sample of their conceptual and clinical work through vignettes that highlight their unique contributions to an integrative model. In the last hour, a clinical supervisory discussion will be presented by the panel for comments, discussion and feedback.

Co- Sponsored By: New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, NYSPA’s Clinical Division, NYSPA'S Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, NYSPA’s Independent Practice Division , NYSPA’s Women’s Issues Division, National Institute of Psychotherapies, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

Conference co-chairs: Evelyn Rappoport, PsyD and Sharon Brennan, PhD

Welcome: Elaine Congress, PhD, Fordham Graduate School

Registration Fee includes a buffet lunch:

NYSPA’s Psychoanalytic, Clinical, IPD, DOWI, DCRE Division Members, and Members of All Co-Sponsoring Communities (NYU Postdoc, Fordham University, NIP, SEPI) and Psychoanalytic Institute Candidates: $60.00

Other NYSPA Members: $75.00

Non-NYSPA Members Not In Co-Sponsor Groups: $90.00

Students: $25.00

CE Processing Fees are $10 for NYSPA Members & $20 for Non-NYSPA Members

January 2015

St. John's University Postdoctoral Certificate Program in Forensic Psychology

After the successful launching of our program in May 2014, we are pleased to announce that the St. John's University Postdoctoral Certificate Program in Forensic Psychology is currently accepting applications for January 2015. Please, encourage interested members to apply for the upcoming class. Below and attached you will find a brief description of the program with a link to access further information. The basic program is being scheduled during two long weekends during the months of January and February 2015 and the advanced program is being scheduled in 3 long weekends in the months of June and July, 2015.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The program seeks to train psychologists in court-related techniques including how to be an effective expert witness. These skills include topics such as how to prepare an efficient and proper forensic evaluation for various situations, preparing the most appropriate forensic reports, and specific techniques for effective court testimony. The program should be of interest to psychologists who are looking to expand their practice by becoming a trained forensic expert. Thus, if you are interested in

  • Acquiring new skills in forensic psychology geared to make you more marketable and provide you with additional sources of income.
  • Acquiring more up-to-date knowledge and specific skills taught by a dynamic, experienced, and nationally renowned interdisciplinary team of forensic professionals with a proven expertise in law, psychology, and forensic sciences.
  • Being trained in court-related techniques that are likely to make you a more effective expert witness, including forensic report writing and specific techniques for effective court testimony.
  • Looking for a flexible program with the option to complete a postdoctoral certificate program in basic and advance training in forensic psychology.
  • Acquiring most of the didactic requirements for the diplomate examination in forensic psychology, as established by the American Board of Forensic Psychology.

For more information about the program, please go to the following website:

Also please download the flyer for further information

NOTE: When submitting your application you do not need to include a copy of your insurance liability as requested by the application. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs.

Email: | Phone: 718-990-5460 | Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABP

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