Division of Early Career Psychologists
Welcome to the first state psychological ECP division in the country!
2013 Early Career Division Executive Board
|President||Jon Marrelli, PsyD|
|President-Elect||Amanda Spray, PhD|
Patricio Romero, PhD
|Secretary/Tresurer||Emma Hettrich, PsyD|
|Representative to NYSPA Council
||Richard DioGuardi, PhD|
|Member at Large||Desiree Castillo, PhD|
|Membership Chair||Alyson Sheehan, PhD|
Membership Chair: Alyson Sheehan
ECP Book Giveaway Contest
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Who We Are/A Brief History
In 2005, the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) formed an Ad hoc Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Committee to demonstrate NYSPA’s commitment to supporting the needs and interests of ECPs. In March 2008, this committee successfully petitioned NYSPA Council for Divisional status and became the first Early Career Psychologists division in the country!
Who can Join the Division?
Advanced Doctoral students who completed their internship can join the ECP division at a discounted rate. Once a member receives their Doctorate degree, he/she will achieve full membership status. There is no upper limit for membership since NYSPA members may benefit from aspects of the ECP division at any point in their career. For example, a more seasoned clinician who has worked in hospital settings throughout his/her career may feel “less experienced” in starting a private practice and may benefit from the resources and programs that the ECP division provides. In order to ensure accurate representation of ECP needs, elected board members will need to be within 10 years of receiving their Doctoral degree.
What are the Benefits of Joining NYSPA and the ECP Division?
There are many benefits of joining the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) and the Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Division. Learn more about our Membership Benefits.
Once a member of the ECP Division, subscribe to the “Members Only” NYSPA ECP list serve. This is the best way to receive communications, updates and other important information, so please subscribe today! You can also access the ECP Members only Media which includes several valuable webinars, videos and audio files.
How can I join and become an ECP Division Member?
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Jon Marrelli, PsyD
President, Early Career Psychologists (ECP) Division
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
NOVEMBER 2013 ECP MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Nancy Dessources Adegoke earned her doctoral degree at Seton Hall University where her training emphasized and fostered the development of both research and clinical skills. During the course of her studies, she trained at various child and adolescent clinical sites in the New York City area. She was an extern at Long Island Jewish, Schneider’s Children Hospital and Queens Hospital’s Center for Child Development. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. As a doctoral student, she also taught graduate level counseling courses and collaborated on several research studies and presentations with a focus on multicultural issues.
She worked in the fields of adult and child psychiatry, behavioral health, psychiatric emergency services and organizational psychology. In addition to clinical work, she has been teaching graduate level courses in counseling and mental health for the past thirteen years. She has taught at Hunter College, Brooklyn College, Fordham University and is currently an adjunct at Molloy College. As an academic, her goals in the classroom are to promote intellectual discourse, enhance students’ sense of self-awareness, and encourage students to use critical thinking skills along with theoretical and clinical knowledge to develop sound therapeutic interventions.
Currently, Dr. Adegoke is the Director of the Counseling and Wellness at Vaughn College where she provides counseling services to a diverse student body. She also offers psycho-educational workshops and trainings to faculty and staff geared towards raising awareness on different mental health issues. She also has been working with the growing student veteran population on campus and has been responsible for developing programs and initiatives that address their social-emotional and academic needs.
Dr. Adegoke research interest lie in examining mental health issues in minority communities. Earlier this year, she published her first book titled Eating Disorders in Black Women. She also has written articles and conducted presentations that examine issues mental health within the Haitian community.
Dr. Adegoke is a member New York State Psychological Association. She participates in the Division of Race, Cultural Ethnicity and also serves on the editorial board for the Cultural Spotlight newsletter. She also serves as secretary for the Division of Women’s Issues. She is also a member of the Haitian American Psychiatric Association and Psychologists for Social Responsibility.