Division of Early Career Psychologists
Welcome to the first state psychological ECP division in the country!
2015 Early Career Division Executive Board
|President||Jessy Warner-Cohen, PhD|
|President-Elect||Christopher Sbarrata, PhD|
Amanda Spray, PhD
|Representative to NYSPA Council
||Sabrina Esbitt, PhD|
The Early Career Psychologist Division of NYSPA is very excited to announce our December Psychologist of the month, Dr. Jon Marrelli. Please join us in congratulating our colleague and friend.
Dr. Marrelli is Program Director of the Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration (PCBHI-SAMHSA) Program at a local hospital in Brooklyn, NY. The focus of the program is to improve the physical health care of adults with mental health issues, by providing them an array of primary care, psychiatric care, and peer-led wellness activities He also supervises licensed mental health staff and psychology externs. He received his doctorate from the University of Hartford, and completed practicums and his predoctoral internship at Yale University. His background is in working with adults with more severe forms of mental illness (SMI), and providing treatments that are evidence based and recovery-oriented. His interests also include leadership in mental health systems, understanding how healthcare reforms will impact mental health services, and integrated health care. Dr. Marrelli is the past president of our Early Career Psychologist Division and he currently Co-Chairs NYSPA's Health Care Reform Task Force and APA Division 31's Health Care Reform Task Force.
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)
JULY 2014 ECP MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Carolyn Greene is completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital, specializing in Geropsychology. She recently passed the license exam for NYC and will be fully licensed any day now. Previously, she was an intern at the Rusk Institute of Cognitive Rehabilitation at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Dr. Greene received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Geropsychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Her clinical and research interests include aging, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation. Dr. Greene is now entering the ECP job market, with a lot of specialized clinical training and experience. She will be a valuable asset wherever she chooses to go!