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

October 2, 2015

The Alphabet Soup of Private Practice: Adapt and thrive in the world of ICD 10, DSM 5, PQRS, and HIPAA/HITECH

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

When: 7:15pm - 9:15pm

SCPA Members: No Fee - Nonmembers: $10 fee until 9/28/15

$15.00 fee from 9/29/15 - 10/2/15 strictly subject to Seating Availability.

Two (2) CE Credits are available for $20.00 additional

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

With the right tools, mental health practitioners can have robust private practices in today’s reality and be positioned to adapt to the changing landscape of healthcare delivery. This workshop will delineate the most important factors needed to successfully run a private practice. Regulatory mandates, HIPAA compliance, including HITECH requirements, and utilizing technology for the benefit of the practitioner and the patient will be of particular importance. Additionally, successful practices are able to adjust during times of transition. We will examine current and future trends and their impact on mental health practices. Some important topics affecting practices today and into the future – ICD-10, CPT codes, DSM-V, telemental health, quality reporting - will be reviewed.

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

  1. Identify three types of communication impacted by HIPAA
  2. Recognize the distinction between CPT codes and ICD 10 codes
  3. List two differences between DSM IV and DSM 5
  4. Select an appropriate diagnosis using the DSM 5

Ms. Gold is the president of Health Assets Management, Inc., the official billing company of NYS Psychological Association. She pioneered the role of managed care in behavioral health, introducing the concepts to many NY behavioral health practices and facilitating their entry into that system. Her company manages the billing, credentialing and benefits verification services for hundreds of New York mental health private practices as well as, for-profit, not-for-profit and public agencies

More information and registration information (including online registration)

October 22, 2015

Relational Bullying Conference

Where: St. Johns's University - D'Angelo Room 416, Queens

When: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

As a follow-up to the Cyberbullying Conference, the Relational Bullying Conference examines the fundamental factors that are involved in the development, maintenance, and transmission of bullying behavior as we relate to one another in school settings, playgrounds, community activities, the internet, the workplace, and in the quality and nature of our romantic relationships. Attempts to provide some answers to these questions prompted the planning committee to look at bullying as a developmental phenomenon and decided to embark on a careful exploration of the family cultural dynamic and interactions likely to contribute to the development of behaviors and attitudes that then get played out in other transactions outside the family. In this context, the discussion of the school environment from elementary school to high school, a look at curricula likely to encourage pro-social behavior and good citizenship, teachers’ style, the role of bystanders, etc. is meant to encourage a more comprehensive look at the complexity of factors likely to be involved in the developmental transmission, maintenance but also discouragement of bullying behavior in relation to one another.

To assist in this endeavor, we are fortunate to have attracted an excellent group of scholars and practitioners to guide our discussion. This conference should be of interest to anyone involved in human services and interested in reaching a better understanding on the human behavior associated with relational bullying. School personnel, mental health professionals, school counselors, behavioral scientists, and practitioners will find this conference quite helpful as we expect the attendees to come out of this conference with specific tools and renewed determination to find effective method to address the debilitating effect of bullying in all its contexts.

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