Members-at-Large Roy Aranda, Psy.D. Brianna Fava, Ph.D. Stephen Honor, Ph.D. Helen G. Meyers, Ph.D. Mark Sisti, Ph.D. Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D. Edward A. Schechtman, Ph.D. Dina Vivian, Ph.D.
Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Suffolk County Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by NYSED State Board for Social Work to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State
Welcome to the website of the Suffolk County Psychological Association located in Long Island, New York. SCPA's mission is to promote the profession of psychology in Suffolk County through fellowship, education and advocacy. Our members provide a wide variety of psychological services to individuals, couples and families including but not limited to psychotherapy, counseling and evaluations in their private practices, schools, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and universities.
This site has a
searchable database to help you find a psychologist near
you, one who treats a specific kind of problem, is in your insurance
plan, and/or provides a specific type of treatment.
SCPA is committed to providing continuing education opportunities by offering
monthly workshops on a wide range of
psychological topics (see recent past workshops). Our website also provides links to valuable information for professionals and the public on topics such as preventing school violence and resources addressing
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop in persons who have had very traumatic, disturbing, or frightening experiences, or have witnessed such events, whether in close proximity or even at a distance. PTSD became officially recognized as a mental health condition in 1980 when it was included in the DSM-III. PTSD can rear its ugly head under many different circumstances such as:
Man-made disasters: war, displacement caused by civil war or other social unrest, deadly fires, etc.
Acts of terrorism: 9/11, etc.
Acts of violence: child abuse, emotional, mental or physical abuse, domestic violence, mayhem, physical or sexual assault, rape, sexual abuse and molestation, rioting and urban violence (such as gang violence).
Accidents: airplane crashes; car, rail, boat or ship accidents; elevator accidents; deadly stampedes (e.g., at some soccer games, concerts, or riots).
In commemoration of 9/11, and not by coincidence, this workshop was held
on 9/11 and reviewed the basics of PTSD including: its causes; symptoms in
survivors (adults and children) whether they were bystanders, first
responders, rescue workers (e.g., workers at Ground Zero), treatment
providers, and those who were exposed through electronic media; how to
evaluate PTSD; and clinical and forensic applications in which PTSD may play
The SCPA Public Education Listserv is designed to facilitate communication for our
members participating in the Public Education Campaign. Our
mission is to increase public awareness as to ways that
psychology can improve the quality of our lives. Our
psychologist members freely offer their time and expertise
toward the goal of making psychology a household word
through outreach presentations and use of the media.