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Practice Development

Whether you are an early career psychologist, in the middle of your career or preparing to sunset, practice development and developing strong business strategies are key to all clinicians. The following section will showcase policies and procedures for your practice as well as administrative links and topics to enhance and aide you in all facets of your business.

We will work hard to keep this page updated with current information. If you are aware of additional information that would benefit other, please share with NYSPA by emailing

Record Keeping Guidelines - From the NYS Office of Professions, a guide for psychologists to allow for consumer protection and professional purposes and assistance.  APA Record Keeping Guidelines, additional resources designed to educate psychologists and provide a framework for making decisions regarding professional record keeping.

Duty to Warn - NYS does not have a Duty to Warn law. The exception is if you are employed with OMDD, OMH, or OASAS. If you work for one of these organizations contact the HR department of that facility. The recommendation from SED is that an individual may not participate in a crime by knowing it will be carried about and doing nothing. There is a responsibility to contact the authorities and then document in detail your actions and reasoning in the patients file. If you have questions you should consult an attorney.

NYS Department of Education - NYS Laws, Rules and Regulations for psychology.

Engaging in Telepractice "Telepractice" is providing service that is not "in person" and is facilitated through the use of technology. This link provides the NYS Guidelines on this practice.

Practice Alert & Guidelines - NYSED Office of Professions offers Practice Alerts & Guidelines on information that is important to your practice. The link is updated regularly. You will find information on the following topics:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Plans
  • Custody Evaluations
  • Insurance Billing Pitfalls
  • Supervision
  • Couples and Group Therapy Confidentiality
  • Patient Perception of Verbal Abuse
  • Dual Relationships
  • Consultation with Other Professionals
  • When Practice Ceases
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Professional Standards of Care in Medical Practice
  • Guidelines Regarding the Education and Training of Psychologists for Practice in a Pluralistic Society

Practice Development Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
When Practice Ceases - Temporarily or Permanently Link  more ] Administration 12/18/2014