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Independent Practice Division (IPD)

2020 Executive Board

President (2020) Frank Corigliano, PhD NYSPA Member Since 2017
President-Elect (2020) Vacant 
Past President (2020) Suzanne Hirsch, PhD NYSPA Member Since 2016
Secretary (2019-21) Herbert Robbins, PhD NYSPA Member Since 1964
Treasurer (2019-21) Mildred Antonelli, PhD NYSPA Member Since 1993
Representative to Council (2020-22)  Suzanne Hirsch, PhD NYSPA Member Since 2016
Representative to Council (2020-22)  Joann Gerardi, PhD
 NYSPA Member Since 1974
Alt Rep to Council (2020-22)
 Delrita Abercrombie, PhD
 NYSPA Member Since 2015
Alt Rep to Council (2020-22)
 Charles Silverstein, PhD
 NYSPA Member Since 1992


About the Division

The Independent Practice Division, IPD, strives to keep our membership at the cutting edge of independent practice. We inform the New York State practitioner about emerging clinical issues, tools and opportunities. We address the ethical and legal problems intrinsic to new areas of expertise, and increase the business acumen required for a growing practice. IPD is your resource for adapting to the challenges of a rapidly changing professional world. 

IPD co-sponsors events with other NYSPA divisions and regional psychological groups in NYS. We also host free workshops for our members. Topics include clinical trainings as well as business strategies to improve practice. 

We exist to serve our members and our community. If you have a project that enhances our effectiveness or the lay awareness of psychology, please contact us.

IPD awards thirteen NYSPA student memberships each year and co-sponsors the Grace Lauro Award for research.

Executive Board Meetings are held at 8:30PM, on the third Thursday of each month in Manhattan, September through June. At our monthly meetings, we plan future events, allocate money, and network. We encourage IPD members to consider becoming active! Please contact one of the Board members if you would like to participate. IPD members outside of Manhattan are welcome to call in to the meeting via conference call. We represent psychologists throughout New York State.

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