Nassau County Psychological Association
 

Welcome to NCPA

Highlights of Changes from
DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

Download the PDF for complete details.

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: PsychologyCoding.com

CODING, BILLING AND DOCUMENTING PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

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,

The WISC-5 is coming, and we're delighted to be tell you we're negotiating with our long-time presenter, Larry Weiss, for a workshop. The date and place will be announced soon.

Other program plans include a presentation and discussion of the award winning documentary about King's Park and a another look at CPT code issues.

Meanwhile, please keep checking our website for new information.

Your Executive Board sends you our very best wishes for a happy, healthy, and productive 2014-15 year!

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

Thursday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Workshop: CRAFT: An Alternative to Intervention

Where: Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

When: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by: Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D.

12 CEUs/Clock Hours

The Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training

The Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention is a scientifically based intervention designed to help concerned significant others (CSOs) to engage treatment-refusing substance abusers into treatment. This new intervention method was developed with the belief that since family members can, and do make important contributions in other areas of addiction treatment (i.e. family and couples therapy), that the CSO can play a powerful role in helping to engage the substance user who is in denial to submit to treatment. In addition, it is often the substance user who reports that family pressure or influence is the reason sought treatment. Also, CSOs who attend the CRAFT program also benefit by becoming more independent and reducing their depression, anxiety and anger symptoms even if their loved one does not enter treatment.

CRAFT uses an overall positive approach and steers clear of any confrontation. CRAFT is a culturally sensitive program that works with the client’s mores and beliefs to develop an appropriate treatment plan. The program emphasizes learning new skills to cope with old problems. Some of the components include how to stay safety, outlining the context in which substance abusing behavior occurs, teaching CSOs how to use positive reinforcers (rewards) and how to let the substance user suffer the natural consequences for their using behavior.

No one has better information about the substance user’s behavior patterns than a close family member. CRAFT teaches the CSO how to use this information in a motivational way to increase the chance of the substance user entering treatment. CRAFT research has shown that almost 7 out of 10 people who use the program get their substance user to attend treatment. CRAFT has been shown to be equally effective with Hispanic and Anglo families.

Five Things to Know About CRAFT

  1. CRAFT is a motivational model of help based on research that consistently finds motivational treatments to be superior to confrontational ones. 
  2. More than two-thirds of family members who use CRAFT successfully engage their substance using loved ones in treatment. 
  3. Evidence suggests that substance users who are pushed into treatment by a traditional confrontational intervention are more likely to relapse than clients who are encouraged into treatment with less confrontational means.
  4. Family members who use CRAFT experience greater improvements in their emotional and physical health than do those who use confrontational methods to try to help their loved ones.
  5. People who use CRAFT are more likely to see the process through to success than those who use confrontational methods.

Click here to register or for more information


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: www.stjohns.edu/postdocforensics

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: initiatives@stjohns.edu | Phone: 718-990-5460 | Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., ABP


January - May 2015

A Case Supervision/Study Group Seminar Exclusively For School Psychologists And School Social Workers

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY- Postgraduate Program In Psychodynamic School Psychology For School Psychologists And School Social Workers

Ten 90-Minute Sessions Will Be Held From January-May 2015 (Approximately One Session Every Other Week)

Classes Meet On Thursday Afternoons 4:30-6:00 pm at the Adelphi University, Garden City Campus

This on-going seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss their challenging school-based cases and other clinical issues while receiving practical supervision, consultation and feedback from senior school clinicians as well as from colleagues.

Instructors are experienced school clinicians who are familiar with the challenges related to working as school mental health professionals:

Stephen Hyman, Ph.D. - Director, Adelphi Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology

Matthew Tedeschi, Ph.D. - School Psychologist, Western Suffolk BOCES

Registrants receive 15 CE credits (which many school districts allow towards salary increments).

Tuition: $800 for the series of ten 1.5 hour sessions.

For more information, specific dates and to register go to: www.adelphi.edu/school-supervision-seminar or contact Stephen Hyman, Ph.D. at: drstephen68@gmail.com, 516-484-0909


Friday, January 9, 2015

Workshop: LinkedIn for Your Practice

Presented by Suffolk County Psychological Association - Suffolk County Academy of Psychology

Where: Adelphi University’s Hauppauge Education and Conference Center - 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge (Facilities are handicapped accessible)

When: 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm (Sign in will begin at 6:45 pm.)

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 01/05/15.

SCPA Members: No Fee

Nonmembers: $10.00 fee until 01/05/15, $15.00 fee from 01/06/15- 01/09/15.

No CE Credits are available for this workshop.

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

The phenomenon of social media is everywhere. We see it in the media, in marketing and, increasingly, in professional networking. Yet many helping professionals are hesitant to put themselves “out there.” This workshop is geared toward finding the hidden value in creating and using an effective LinkedIn profile for yourself and a business page for your practice. We will look at best practices in profile development, professional networking strategies and content marketing, all with an eye toward how these practices make you more visible.

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Improve their LinkedIn profile to explain who they are, what they do and why they are effective at the services they offer.
  2. Learn how to network effectively, growing their network in a way that will lead to new contacts.
  3. Create a business page to market their practice.
  4. Create social media content to increase visibility for their practices.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Kevin S. Ryan is a social marketing consultant with extensive experience in the business use of social media. He is principal at KSRyan Group LLC (ksryangroup.com), a social media consultancy in New York, and is a frequent speaker and instructor on social media issues. Kevin has run social media strategy and execution for number of top brands, and twice managed the social media programs for the official March Madness video apps. Before starting the business, Kevin was VP of Social Media at Barnes & Noble. He began his career as a journalist, having worked as an editor at New York Newsday and The New York Times.

DIRECTIONS

Via Long Island Expressway (Route 495) (LIE) Traveling east* - Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 55 (Motor Parkway). From the service road, turn left at the first traffic light, onto Motor Parkway. Then turn right at the third traffic light (Kennedy Drive). Go a short distance and turn right into Adelphi’s Hauppauge Education and Conference Center at 55 Kennedy Drive.

Traveling west - Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 55 (Motor Parkway). From the service road, turn right at the first traffic light, onto Motor Parkway. Then turn right at the second traffic light (Kennedy Drive). Go a short distance and turn right into Adelphi’s Hauppauge Education and Conference Center at 55 Kennedy Drive.

Via Northern State Parkway Traveling east - Take the Northern Parkway to Exit 37A and merge onto the LIE (Route 495) East. * Follow directions above.

Via Southern State Parkway - Take the Southern Parkway to Exit 41A (Sagtikos Parkway North). Take the Sagtikos Parkway to Exit S1 East (Route 495 – LIE). Take the LIE to Exit 55 (Motor Parkway). * Follow directions above.

REGISTRATION

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email administrator@suffolkpsych.org or call 631-423-2409 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this workshop via the SCPA website: http://www.suffolkpsych.org/workshops-and-events.asp or by mailing in your payment (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Workshop: Families Recovering from Divorce

Co-sponsored by: Suffolk County Psychological Association; Nassau County Psychological Association; and Collaborative Divorce Resolutions

Where: Presented at the Half Hollow Hills Library - 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746

When: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Professionals Presenting Workshop: Neil Cahn, Esq; Barbara Fisher, Ph.D.; Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D.; & Christina Senatore-Zangari, M.S.Ed.

Presentation will:

  1. Provide information to help families readjust after a divorce.
  2. Discuss the series of transitions that families typically go through, beginning when parents live separately. Later transitions may include another person living with a parent and becoming involved with the children, such as, a step-parent. For each transition new family rules and communication patterns need to be established.
  3. Indicate how families successfully make these transitions, issues that may interfere with the recovery, and how to overcome these issues.
  4. Report what children/adolescents want to tell their parents after a divorce and during different phases of the transition.

This workshop will be family friendly and while parents can attend alone they are encouraged to bring adolescents and children over 6 years old. Part of the morning will include separate activities for parents, adolescents and children. Although the workshop is designed for families, it also may be helpful for one parent, an adult child of divorce or step-parents.

Learn more about the workshop and register at www.FamiliesRecoveringFromDivorce.org

Register at the website above or starting Dec. 27th at the HHH Library (631-421-4530 or http://hhhlibrary.org.) Please indicate your name, phone number & email, and how many adults, adolescents (13-19 yrs. old) and children (6-12 yrs. old) will be attending.

For other questions email - DrNeil@mindspring.com


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