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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

NYSPA 77th Annual Convention

NYSPA's 77th Annual Convention will be held on May 31st, 2014 and we'd like to invite you as an Exhibitor, Advertiser or Sponsor!

Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Golf Club

This year we are hosting a ONE DAY event ONLY! The beautiful resort-like setting is surrounded by the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club. The facilities also offer an indoor heated pool, whirlpool and outdoor heated pool with Cabana bar (seasonal.) A basketball court, volleyball court, lighted tennis court, and a gym. Masseuse available by appointment. You'll also find a restaurant and lounge on the premises.

Shuttle service to Long Island Islip MacArthur Airport and Long Island Railroad will be available.

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitors are welcome to set up Saturday, May 31st at 7:00 AM. Breakfast and registration starts at 8:00 and programs begin at 9:00 am and run throughout the day with the evening reception beginning immediately after the last session at 6:15.

Registration and all meals will be held in the Exhibitor/Poster area. There is a variety of programming throughout the day and several opportunities for NYSPA members to visit your booth. This will bring more traffic to your booths, which will provide opportunity for you to discuss your products and services with potential and current clients. The price of the Exhibitor Booth is $700 and will include (1) six foot skirted table, two chairs and meals throughout the day. As an Exhibitor you also have the added bonus of free product placement in our convention bags. NYSPA will be giving each attendee a bag upon arrival at the registration desk which will include the Convention brochure and other information. If you would like to include any promotional material, we need at least 400 items and they must be received in the office by April 30th, or they will not be included in the bags.

Please click this link for Booth and additional advertising options.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Harwood at

May 2014

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

We are pleased to announce that the St. John's University Postdoctoral Certificate Program in Forensic Psychology is currently accepting applications for May 2014.


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 here

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

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