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NYSPA Lobby Day
May 9, 2017

Please join us for a day of advocacy, education, and civics!

Registration is free so register now!

This program is key to NYSPA's work because we feel that a face to face meeting is the most effective way to communicate with the legislators. In addition, it allows NYSPA to incorporate our members into our work and further educates legislators on our positions on issues. Plus, it can be a lot of fun!

Whether you are an experienced advocate or brand new to the legislative process, this program can help make your visits easy and effective. Come down to the Capitol and meet your legislators.

NYSPA staff and lobbyists will prepare you for all of your meetings with legislators and equip you with a toolkit of information, position papers, talking points and packets for your meetings. Breakfast and Lunch will also be provided.

Dinner on May 8 and Breakfast on May 9 will also be provided.

The following issues will be the focus of our efforts:

  • PLLC Bill (forming legal partnerships with MDs)
  • Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists

  • Duty to Protect 

  • Expansion of Out of Network Benefits
NYSPA will cover the cost of hotel accommodations at The Desmond for members for the evening of May 8*

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*NYSPA Members must reserve their accommodations directly with The Desmond and secure with their credit card. The bill will be paid by NYSPA at checkout. NYSPA will cover room rate only; members are responsible for any ancillary charges. Members must cancel outside of 24 hours or they will be charged the $133 room rate and NYSPA will not be responsible for the costs. No other travel costs will be covered by NYSPA.

NYSPA's 80th Annual Convention
Building on the Past, Preparing for the Future
June 2-3, 2017
Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

Join us for NYSPA’s 80th Annual Convention at the beautiful Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs for a weekend of education, networking, and fun. 

A room block has been made available at the Saratoga Hilton for conference attendees. Rates start at $199 plus applicable taxes. Click here to book your hotel accommodations.The room block is available until May 2, 2017.

Register today!

Deadline Extended for 2017 NYS Psychologists Submissions
"Addressing Microaggressions and Macroaggressions with Diverse Populations"

This year's issue is being coordinated by the Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. We are seeking manuscripts on the topics of microaggression and macroaggression most relevant to professional psychologists. Areas of focus include how to address the above in clinical, supervisory, and academic settings. Submissions may include quantitative and qualitative research, theoretical articles, review papers, and clinical case studies. Manuscripts should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words in length.

The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to April 30, 2017. After all proposals are reviewed, the editorial board will notify invitees to submit completed manuscripts. Individuals with accepted proposals will be notified by May 15, 2017. Final accepted manuscripts are due by June 30, 2017.

To submit your proposal or if you have any questions, contact the co-editors, Vivi Hua, PsyD, Daniel Kaplin, PhD, and Vernon Smith, PhD at:

The editorial board's acceptance of a manuscript proposal does not guarantee that the final manuscript will be accepted for publication.

For submission guidelines, please click here

New York State Psychological Association’s Statement in Opposition to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorists Entry Into the United States

New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) joins the American Psychological Association (APA), several State, Territorial and Provincial Associations (STPAs), and other psychological and mental health associations in its strong condemnation of President Trump’s Executive Order 13769 signed January 27, 2017, pertaining to immigration, national security, and border security. The United States, and especially New York State, has been and remains a land built on the promise of diversity and inclusion.

Click here to view full message in PDF format

NYSPA and Health Assets

As one of your member benefits, you have access to Health Assets with your billing/insurance problems. They will provide up to an hour of consultation and help to each member.

Health Assets has, on their website, the 2017 Medicare reimbursement rates. Access to this information is free of charge to NYSPA members.

View the press release on instructions on how to access the 2017 Medicare reimbursement rates.

Thanks to Health Assets for this beginning of 2017 bonus.

Click here to view the press release

NYSPA Webinars Available to Download 

The following webinars are available to download:

  • Risk Adjustment Audits of Psychology Practices by Commercial Insurers
  • Delineating Alternative Practice, Legal and Financial Models for Integration
  • ICD-10: Being Ready for the October Deadline
  • Is Tele-Mental Health Right For Your Practice?

Click here for download information

View NYSPA Response to Hoffman Report

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