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

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Forensic Conference: Legal Challenges in Clinical Practice

Presented by: St. John's University Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs

Where: St. John's Queens Campus - School of Law - Belson Moot Court Room

When: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Click here for the conference flyer, featuring speakers list, bios and conference schedule

In the course of our clinical practice, patients and/or professional entities may ask us to perform functions that require some forensic understanding.  We may be confused about how best to respond and, in trying to help our patients, may unwittingly compromise the integrity of our clinical practice and put our licensing status at risk. This concern led the Conference Planning Committee to organize this conference in order to address the numerous challenges likely to emerge in clinical practices and to provide some professional recommendations for how best to proceed. A number of outstanding experts in clinical and forensic practices will guide our discussion, which will cover the following issues: the scope of competencies in working with children and families regarding custody evaluation and termination of parental rights; employment discrimination and fitness for duty; how to respond to subpoenas, requests for records, and requests for mental health status; duty to warn/protect; requirement for retention and disposal of records; etc. The latter part of the conference will be dedicated to a moot court experience addressing some threats to our licensing that have emerged through licensing complaints. Conference attendees are expected to gain a good understanding of the different threats to one’s licensing and acquire strategies to respond to these challenges in professional and clinically appropriate ways.

SPONSORING AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS

  • St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology St. John’s University
  • Center for Psychological Services St. John’s University
  • Forensic Division of the New York State Psychology Association (NYSPA)
  • Touro College
  • Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA)
  • Queens Psychological Association (QPA)

NOTE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERINGS
This program is sponsored by the St. John’s University Postgraduate Professional Development Programs. St. John’s University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. St. John’s University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

A separate $20 fee is required for those interested in obtaining a Continuing Education Certificate (CE) for any of our presentations. Total CE credits: 5.0.

For up-to-date information about the program and registration information, including webinar registration, visit stjohns.edu/forensicpsych or contact:

Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., A.B.P.P
St. John’s University
Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs
Marillac Hall, Room 402-B
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
initiatives@stjohns.edu | 718-990-5460


May 19 to June 18

Play Therapy Courses - (PSY 711/876/877) Summer Session I

June 23 to July 23

Advanced Play Therapy (PSY 712/876/877) Summer Session II

Where: LIU Post

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Association for Play Therapy offers a Registered Play Therapist™ (RPT) credential to mental health professionals who want to develop competence in Play Therapy. Introduction to Play Therapy and Advanced Play Therapy satisfy the course requirements for the RPT credential.

For more information about RPT credentialing, please go to http://www.a4tp.org. For more information about these courses, please contact Dr. Geoff Goodman at ggoodman@liu.edu or (516) 299-4277. Students have the option of enrolling in these courses for a letter grade or pass/fail.


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