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NYSPA Virtual Town Hall: Meet the Candidates for NYSPA Representative to the APA Council
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When: Sunday, May 24, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
United States

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NYSPA Virtual Town Hall
Meet the Candidates for NYSPA Representative to the APA Council

Sunday May 24th at 2:00 PM EST


NYSPA is pleased to present a virtual Town Hall to meet the candidates for NYSPA Representative to the APA council.  Only NYSPA members that are also APA members may vote in this election, but the position also includes a seat on NYSPA’s Executive Committee. It is important to know the candidates so you can make an informed decision.


Meet the Candidates

Dinelia Rosa, PhD

Candidate Statement: I am honored and humbled to be nominated for NYSPA APA Council Representative. I am committed to continuing the NYSPA legacy of having a strong representation at Council. During this time of much changes and influx with a direct impact in our profession we need people in Council with a strong voice willing to collaborate, establish linkages, increase diversity representation and contributions and bring a broader perspective of inclusion to APA's endeavors. I bring my leadership experiences as past member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee for the NY Office of Mental Health and past president of the NY Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professionals. At NYSPA I am founding member of the Division of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, and served as Council Representative for six years. In 2014 I became the first Latina president of NYSPA. Currently, I serve as chair of NYSPA Grassroots Sub-committee. At APA, I served as Chair of the Diversity Subcommittee in the APA Practice Directorate CSL, president of APA Division 31, States, Provinces and Territories Psychological Associations and currently serve as chair of its Membership and Diversity committees. I served on the APA Board of Professional Affairs, and now I am serving as commissioner in the APA Commission on Accreditation. I am a past recipient of NYSPA Service Award, and the APA Heiser Award for significant advocacy contributions. In my secular job, I am Director of the Teachers College training clinic and hold a private practice. I look forward to representing you at APA Council!

Susan C. Warshaw, EdD, ABPP (Psychoanalysis)

Candidate Statement: Emotional challenges and the traumatic residue of the worldwide pandemic will impact all structures of our society, including our professional associations and practice. Undoubtedly decisions will occur at the national level having implications for all of areas of research, training, and practice. I would be honored to represent NYSPA on APA Council during this critical time. I will bring to this position forty five years of professional experience,, including work in schools and clinical practice, decades as core tenured faculty in the School/Clinical doctoral program at Ferkauf Graduate School, supervisory and teaching faculty NYU Postdoctoral Program, The White Institute and other postdoctoral psychoanalytic programs. Working from an integrative perspective, considering the interface between the individual and the surround, I have lived, practiced clinically and been a professor during 911 and its aftermath, gaining considerable experience with crisis intervention, and an awareness of the impact on individuals and systems of widespread trauma. Informed by years in significant leadership and advocacy positions within NYSPA, APA, other professional organizations and academic institutions, I will continue to advocate passionately for training and practice standards which are inclusive of all theoretical perspectives, support marginalized persons and lobby on behalf of all NYSPA members. My NYSPA leadership history spans decades. Recent positions within NYSPA include: Council Representative, Psychoanalysis Division(2017-2020); Division President Psychoanalysis( 2015; 2019); member of the Nominations and Elections Committee, Child Policy Sub committee of the Legislative committee, the Convention Committee, the Publications Committee, mentor with the Leadership Institute (2017-2018).