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,

As we launch the 2015-16 fiscal year, I join NCPA Treasurer Carol Hassett, Secretary Fran Schweitzer, and Trustees Chuck King and Ron Smith in offering you a warmly appreciative “Welcome Back!” We know that all of you are asked to share your time, energy, and financial resources, and we are reassured that you recognize the value the Nassau County Psychological Association provides to local psychologists, as you renew your membership with us.

Although we continue to actively seek early career members who would be interested in taking leadership roles in NCPA, we understand that many of you prefer a more cyber relationship with us. We will continue to provide you with information about current issues in our professional world through our website, listserv, and emails, and we hope that you will join us in these dialogues.

As you are no doubt aware, the American Psychological Association has been dealt a mighty blow from within its ranks, as the Hoffman report revealed serious ethical breaches by APA leaders who sanctioned and shaped harsh techniques in the interrogation of CIA and Department of Defense detainees. Our psychological association works hard and pledges to continue to protect our members and the general public by maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency in all of our activities.

We know that those of you who attended Larry Weiss’ WISC-V presentation last March found it extremely helpful and informative. We are hoping to provide you with equally helpful programs and activities during the coming months.

Essential information for practitioners utilizing insurance reimbursement: all insurance forms must utilize ICD-10-CM codes beginning October 1, 2015. Sessions billed before October 31 must utilize the DSM-5/ ICD-9 codes. The alphanumeric ICD-10-CM codes can be found on line at no charge at:

Codes for Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders range from F01-F99.

Our Executive Director, Angela Russo, updates our NCPA website often, so do check in with us regularly.

Please join or rejoin NCPA now, at this critical time in our profession. As a courtesy, upon renewal, we will provide you with the power-point presentation from our very well-received ICD-10 program.

Let your voice be heard!

My very best wishes to all of you,

Maxine M. Marcus, Ph.D., NCPA President

Latest News and Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Keeping Society Safe: Psychology and Public Safety

Sponsored by NYSPA - Co-Sponsored by St. John’s University

Where: St. John’s University - 101 Astor Place, Room 105-106 (first floor), New York, NY 10003

When: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Save the Date! Planning is underway. There will be keynote and panel presentations in the morning, and 6 one-hour breakout sessions after lunch.

We have secured collaboration from the Institute for Disaster Mental Health (IDMH) at The State University of New York at New Paltz. The Director of the Institute is Dr. James Halpern, Professor of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz. He will present:

Lessons Learned from Crisis Counseling after the Sandy Hook School Shooting

Dr. Halpern is the co-author of, Disaster Mental Health: Theory and Practice, published by Brooks/Cole (July, 2007). He has given numerous scholarly and training presentations on trauma and disaster mental health throughout the US and abroad and has received highly competitive federal grants (United States Agency for International Development, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and New York State grants (Department of Health, Office of Mental Health and Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services) and several grants from the American Red Cross. He currently serves as an advisory board member of the New York/New Jersey Planning and Emergency Preparedness Learning Center, the World Association for Disaster Emergency Medicine, the New York State Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative and the National Disaster Distress Helpline Steering Committee. He has also provided direct service to disaster survivors and served in a leadership role at both large-scale national and local disasters (e.g. 9/11, Flight 587, Florida Hurricanes, Hurricane Katrina, Newtown School shooting, Harlem building explosion).

And a presentation by Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D., IDMH Deputy Director and Assistant Professor of Psychology:

Rational Denial: Understanding - and Overcoming - Citizen Resistance to Safety Warnings

Tracks will broadly focus on:

  • Natural & human-generated accidental disasters/tragedies (e.g. hurricanes; floods; transportation accidents; industrial accidents; nuclear incidents; etc.)
  • Intentional human-generated acts (e.g. school shootings; mass and serial killings; ethnic violence; acts of terrorism; etc.)

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