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I. Bruce Frumkin, Ph.D., ABPP, Candidate for President-Elect, NYSPA

2021 President- Elect Candidate

I. Bruce Frumkin, Ph.D

I. Bruce Frumkin, Ph.D., ABPP, Candidate for President-Elect, NYSPA


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Platform

1)  Assure NYSPA’s long-term financial viability

Increase revenue streams by a) increasing membership, b) income-generating CE with both statewide and nationally recognized speakers, c) diversify revenue by partnering with other entities (i.e., credit card processing, collection agencies, lifeinsurance policies, etc.)

 

2)  Increase NYSPA participation and relevancy (particularly from non-downstate areas)

a) NYSPA-sponsored or co-sponsored CE conferences in various geographic regions throughout New York State.A series of workshops can be conducted in different regions of New York by NYSPA leadership.

b) NYSPA’s leadership will be given a list of those members who have not-renewed their membership in the past five years and personal contact will be made to these members from those psychologists who personally know them, discussing what NYSPA offers

 

3)  Increase NYSPA’s presence statewide and nationally

NYSPA will announce through the listserv, various openings for state positions and APA boards and committees.NYSPA members will be encouraged to apply and letters of recommendations will be written for those who are interested in applying.

 

4)  Increase diversity, broadly defined, within NYSPA

a) Have NYSPA CE programming have portions of the talk or seminar include diversity issues.

b) Partner with like associations (e.g., regional chapters of the Association of Black Psychologists, National LatinX Psychological Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists and/or Division 44 of APA)

 

5)  Increased facilitation of legislative activity benefiting psychology in New York

a)  Explore how NYSPA can encourage members to contribute to a Political Action Committee (PAC)

b)  Establish “Key Psychologist” program whereby on a regional-level, psychologists are trained how to meet with their local legislature.These psychologists would later contact legislators, when needed, for advocacy purposes

c)  Give recognition to a Legislature of the Year (e.g.,, honor at a dinner, PAC, etc.)

d)  Explore having some presence in Albany to be closer to the Legislature

 

Biography

Dr. I. Bruce Frumkin obtained his Ph.D. in 1981 in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.  He holds a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (from Division 42-Psychologists in Independent Practice.

Dr. Frumkin holds licenses to practice psychology in four states: New York (NYSPA), Pennsylvania (PPA), Florida (FPA) and Illinois (IPA).  He is also a member of each of those states’ psychological associations. Apart from being a Member at Large in NYSPA’s and PPA’s Forensic Psychology Division, he has held a number of state-wide offices for the Florida Psychological Association. He has been Member at Large and Forensic Psychology Chair for Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice).

He has been President, Treasurer, Ethics Chair, and Forensic Psychology Chair for the Florida Psychological Association as well as Legislative Affairs Chair for the Miami-Dade County chapter of FPA.   His leadership in Florida, as well as involvement with the other state associations, enables him to bring experience and new ideas to NYSPA.

On the national level, with APA, he served on the Council of Representatives for six years representing Florida.  He represented large and medium-size state psychology associations as a member of the Integration Group of the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP).  He also was on that group representing Division 41 (American Psychology and Law Society).  He has served on the Committee for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) and on the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards (COPPS).   Currently he is on a committee of APA devoted to revising the Child Custody Guidelines.

Dr. Frumkin’s breadth of experience also translates to his professional work.  He began his career in both clinical and administrative capacities in community mental health centers in Miami. He also worked as a psychologist in corrections for a year.

He has held administrative and clinical positions in hospital settings including the head psychologist at a forensic hospital and providing assessment and psychotherapy at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami.

He has also held academic positions. He was an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University near Ft. Lauderdale and Clinical Training Director and Forensic Psychology Director at what is now APA-approved Carlos Albizu University in Miami.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Frumkin saw children adults, and couples for psychotherapy. He also conducted group psychotherapy.  He was trained both in cognitive-behavioral as well as psychodynamic approaches and from the very start, utilized evidence-based practice.

Dr. Frumkin currently is in full-time Forensic Psychology practice, specializing in psychology and criminal law, particularly in the areas of Miranda competency and false/coerced confessions.   He has a nationally-based practice.  He also does evaluations for the FAA, evaluating air traffic controller candidates who fail their psychological screening.  

Dr. Frumkin also does forensic evaluations in immigration cases (he is a member of a Philadelphia-based multi-disciplinary mental health group who do trainings and evaluations in immigration cases). On occasion he will work in personal injury cases involving sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and disability issues.   One of his areas of expertise is in the area of cross-cultural psychological assessment. He has given a number of presentations in this area to both psychology and legal organizations.

Dr. Frumkin will be moving to the Philadelphia area from Miami by the end of the year.  He is only an hour and a half train ride from Manhattan.  He has an office near Times Square and has worked on a number of high profile cases in New York.

Actions speak louder than words.  As you can see, he has been dedicated to psychology for 40 years.   He is committed to serving the psychology community of NYSPA.   He brings to the table, leadership skills, varied clinical expertise, and fresh ideas from his experiences with divisions, with APA, and other state psychology associations.