NYSPA Past-Past President, Dr. Roy Aranda, interviewed by News12 Long Island, provides expertise as Forensic Psychologist

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Opposition to School Psych Licensing
Bill Passage to Treat Opioid Addiction

Attention Psychologists: Express your opposition to S 692-B Ortt/A 1132-B Rosenthal, an act which provides for the licensure of masters-level school psychologists, and disingenuously links the licensure of those professionals to the ongoing opioid crisis in New York State. Oppose this piece of legislation, which will only serve to mislead and undertreat the public as they look for qualified providers of mental health services.

Here are some guiding principles to keep in mind while preparing your letter to your Senator/Assemblymember:

  • NYSPA members should include their names and addresses (home or office) on their letter or emails to the legislators
  • Each letter or email from NYSPA members should be addressed to their respective elected representatives, or, in the alternative, to the Chairs of the higher education committees: Sen. LaValle and Assemblymember Glick
  • Additionally, due to recent amendments, the bill should now be referred to as S. 692-C Ortt / A. 1132-C Rosenthal

Letters can be sent to Brad Pryba: Bradley.Pryba@jacksonlewis.com or Sara Wheeler: swheeler@nyspamail.org

Click here here to download a letter to send to your Senator/Assemblymember

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 NYSPA Lobby Day and Legislative Conference

May 7-8, 2018


Click here to view Senator David Carlucci's press conference with NYPSA's President-Elect Alan Hack about the importance of clarifying our state's mental health laws. 

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

More details to come

June 1-3, 2018
New York, NY 10017

Call for Abstracts and Programs Now Available!

Deadline for Submissions - March 1, 2018

Registration Opens - March 1, 2018

NYSPA confirms speaker, Antonio Puente, PhD, American Psychological Association's Past-President for NYSPA's 81st Annual Convention!

Antonio E. Puente, PhD
2017 President of the American Psychological Association


Antonio Puente, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and he is the 2017 president of the 125,000-member American Psychological Association (founded in 1892).

Click here to read more on Antonio Puente, PhD

Members in the News

NYSPA past-president Dr. Roy Aranda has received the Hispanic Healthcare Advocate of the Year Award for 2017.

His association with NYSPA was prominently promoted.

The event was hosted by the Honorable Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalves at the Nassau County Legislature and was held at the Peter J. Schmitt Legislative Chamber.

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