Nassau County Psychological Association

Welcome to NCPA

Highlights of Changes from

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:


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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Workshop: WISC-V: Advanced Clinical Issues

Presented by: Nassau Psychological Services Institute of the Nassau County Psychological Association and Adelphi University Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Where: Adelphi University, Campbell Lounge 1-3, 2nd floor of the Recreation and Sports Center - One South Ave., Garden City NY11530 - Here’s the link to directions: or call 516-877-6844

When: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Speaker: Lawrence G. Weiss, Ph.D. Vice President, Global Research & Development - Pearson Clinical Assessment

This presentation will provide an overview of the WISC-V, and will explain theoretical, clinical, and empirical rationales for the changes made between WISC-IV and WISC-V. Advanced topics in clinical interpretation of the new five factor model will be discussed, as well as applicability of the new WISC-V subtests to psychoeducational evaluations, and the relationship of children’s cognitive development to socio-economic variables, home environment, and parental behavior.

After this conference participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what each of the five index scores measure.
  2. Utilize the new subtests as part of a psychoeducational evaluation.
  3. Explain the role of environment on the development of children’s cognitive abilities.

Dr. Lawrence G. Weiss
Pearson Clinical Assessment

Lawrence G. Weiss, PhD is Vice President of Global Research and Development for Pearson Clinical Assessment. He oversees a department of 175 professionals in 11countries spanning 4 continents. Dr. Weiss is responsible for all research and test development activities related to the company’s psychological, educational, speech, language, and occupational therapy assessment products as well as post college admissions tests.

Dr. Weiss has presented widely on intelligence in more than a dozen countries. He has authored or co-authored 8 graduate level text books over the past 12 years:

  • WISC-V Advanced Clinical Use and Interpretation (in press)
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment with WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (2013)
  • BAYLEY-III Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010)
  • WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010)
  • WISC-IV Clinical Use and Intervention (2008)
  • WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation (2006)
  • WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2005)
  • WISC-III Cross Cultural Analyses: Culture and Children’s Intelligence (2003)

Some of his books have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In addition, he has authored 13 chapters in other people’s books. He has authored or coauthored 30 research articles in peer reviewed professional journals - including two Special Issues devoted to his work – and 12 technical reports for Psych Corp and Pearson. Finally, he has been nominated for the Senior Scientist Award given by the American Psychological Association, Division 16, in each of the last 4 years.

Dr. Weiss holds a PhD degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife of 30 years, Judy Ann. The Weiss’ have two adult sons living in Florida and Tennessee. The family enjoys traveling together, snow skiing, fishing, and hiking in the mountains.

FEES: Please pre-register by sending this form with a check or CC information enclosed to the below address by Friday, March 13, 2015. We suggest early registration due to limited seating and great interest indicated.

  • NPCA Members - $45
  • Non-members - $55
  • Adelphi graduates and faculty - $45
  • Adelphi Grad and Post Grad candidates - $25
  • Approved CE credits (3) - $15

CE CREDITS: Certificates of completion for continuing education credits will be awarded to psychologists and others, who attend the entire workshop, complete the evaluation form and submit a $15.00 fee. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrivals and early departures will preclude receipt of the certificate. The Nassau Psychological Services Institute (NPSI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Cancellations with 48 hours notice are subject to refund minus a $10 administrative fee.

For more information about programs please visit our website at:

Nassau County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 9
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Phone: (516) 377-1010
Fax: (516) 377-1240

© 2010 Nassau County Psychological Association - All Rights Reserved - P.O. Box 9 - Massapequa Park, NY 11762