Workshops and Events 2023-2024

Workshops are typically held on the 1st Friday of the month, 7:15-9:15pm, unless otherwise specified. 



Past SCPA Monthly Workshops

2024 Workshops

Intersections of Buddhist Psychology and Mental Health
Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. - April 2024

Couple Treatment of Low-Level Partner Aggression
Daniel O'Leary, Ph.D. - March 2024

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy
John Cottone, Ph.D. - March 2024

Psychotropic Medications
Jenna Hartman, DO - January 2024

2023 Workshops

Professional Ethics, Morality, and Values: Ethical Practice in Clinical Psychology
Ruth Nirenberg, Psy.D. - December 2023

Professional Wills and Succession Planning for your Practice
David Durso, Esq. - November 2023

Challenges and Strategies in Treating Sensorimotor OCD
Elliot Kaminetzky, Ph.D. - October 2023

Over-control and Introduction to RO-DBT
Hope Arnold, LCSW, MA - September 2023

"Help Couples Heal" - Breaking Intergenerational Patterns and Unconscious Messages Through the Assimilative Couple and Family Therapy Model
Patricia Pitta, Ph.D. - May 2023

EMDR - How It Is Effective Treatment for Children, Adolescents, & Adults
Carla Natalucci-Hall, Psy.D. - April 2023

Interventional treatments for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Kyle Lapidus, MD, Ph.D. - March 2023

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Principle Driven Treatment for Emotion Dysregulation
Cecily Portillo, Ph.D. - February 2023

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) - An Introduction
Richard Pitch, MD - January 2023

2022 Workshops

Practical Aspects of Doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Incorporating Core Principles in the Session
Joseph Scardapane, Ph.D. - December 2023

A Grief Shared
Diane Sweet, LCSW - November 2022

Treatment of Children and Teens with ASD
Sagit Vishnia, Psy.D. - October 2022

How to Grow and Maintain a Private Practice - AVAILABLE ONLY TO SCPA MEMBERS
Brandon Abbe (Financial Consultant), Karlo Salgado (Growth Coach), and Barry Sunshine (Certified Public Accountant) - September 2022

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Deena Abbe, Ph.D., Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D., BC-TMH, & Steven Hartman, Psy.D. - September 2022

Building a Better Athlete: Using Psychology to Help Athletes
Deena Abbe, Ph.D., Greg Haggerty, Ph.D. & Art Popp, Ph.D. - May 2022

Returning to Work: How to Minimize Infection and Liability during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Joe Scroppo, Ph.D., J.D., Bob Delagi, & Luis Marcos, M.D. - April 2022

LGBTQ* Health & Cultural Sensitivity: Understanding Key Terminology and Affirming Care
Adam Gonzalez, Ph.D. - April 2022

That Darn Cat! Promoting Change through  the Language of Motivational Interviewing
Deirdra Frum-Vassallo, Psy.D. - March 2022

Understanding and Working with Male Adolescents Demonstrating Sexual Behavioral Problems
Kristan Baker, Psy.D. - February 2022

Current Standards for the Treatment of Individuals At-Risk for Suicide
Shane Owens, Ph.D., ABPP - January 2022

2021 Workshops

Implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Stony Brook University: Enhancing Trauma-Specific Care for Youth from Historically Marginalized Communities
Amy Hyoeun Lee, Ph.D. & Kristin Bernard, Ph.D. - November 2021

Couple Therapy: Managing the Conflict and Repairing the Damage after an Affair
Michael Zentman, Ph.D. - October 2021

Decoding Neurofeedback: History, Evolution, and Clinical Applications
Andreas Michaelides, Ph.D., BCN - July 2021

2020 Workshops

Burnout in Psychologists: Understanding, Managing, and Preventing the Phenomenon
Danielle Zito, Psy.D. - December 2020

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) In the Treatment of Depression and OCD: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know
Aleksandra Krunic, MD (presenter) & Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D. (moderator) - November 2020

Open for Business: Marketing Strategies for the Professional You Are, and the Practice You Want to Have
Donna Thiele, Psy.D., LBA, BCBA-D - October 2020

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Deena Abbe, Ph.D., Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Steven Hartman, Psy.D., & Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D. - September 2020

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills and Varsity and Youth
Arthur L. Popp, Ph.D. - May 2020

Is it Aging or Alzheimer’s Disease? What’s Normal and What’s Not
Dr. Christopher Christodoulou, Ph.D. - April 2020

Refresher on WAIS-IV Administration and Interpretation
Eugene Lubliner, Psy.D. - March 2020

Treating Veterans & the Disabled
Roy Aranda, PsyD, JD & Conrado Delgado - February 2020

Students and Recent Graduates: Options with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: From Working to Graduate School
Jessica Cannone, BA - January 2020

2019 Workshops

Couple Therapy, Miscarriages, and the Couple's Failure to Mourn
Carl Bagnini, LCSW, BCD - December 2019

School and Clinical Training In Mindfulness - Where Do I Begin?
Anthony Pantaleno, PhD, Gabrielle Chiaramonte, PhD, Barbara Fisher, PhD, & Danielle Smith, PsyD - November 2019

Treating Patients who are Divorcing or Recently Divorced
Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP & Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq. - October 2019

What is Forensic Psychology and How It Interfaces with other Areas of Psychology
Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D., Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., Stephen Honor, Ph.D., & Bob Raymond, Ph.D. - May 2019

Best Practices in Social Skills Training: A Behavior Analytic Perspective
Donna Thiele, Psy.D., LBA, BCBA-D & Michelle Pesca, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA - April 2019

Coping With the Dark Night of Patient Suicide: Perspectives From the Field
Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D., Kristin Bruning, M.D., Kristin Karch, MS.Ed., & Dina Vivian, Ph,D. - March 2019

Classroom management in classes with students who learn differently
Sagit R. Vishnia, Psy.D. - January 2019

2018 Workshops

Motivational Interviewing for Helping People Change
Joanne D. Taylor, Ph.D - December 2018

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Deena Abbe, Ph.D., Steven Hartman, Psy.D., & Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D. - November 2018

A Therapist's Personal and Professional Experience in the Interactive Treatment of Bipolar Disorders I and II
Stephen Guido, Ph.D. - October 2018

Working with Couples Using Imago Relationship Therapy
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D. - May 2018

Professional and Personal Experiences of Microaggressions in a Therapy Room
Anu Raj, Ph.D. - April 2018

Beyond the Scores: Differential Diagnoses of Learning Disabilities and Comorbid Conditions
Emma Leah Hettrich, Psy.D. & Michael Scholz, M.S. (Speech / Language Pathologist) - February 2018

The Use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a Foundational Model for Psychotherapy Training and Supervision
Joseph R. Scardapane, Ph.D. - March 2018

2017 Workshops

Leveling the Playing Field: An In-Depth Look at Accommodations on High Stakes Exams
Wendi Fischer, Ph.D. - December 2017

Identification and Brief Treatment Approaches for Substance Use Disorders
Nehal Vadhan, Ph.D. - October 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Rebecca Sachs, Ph.D. - May 2017

Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for the Treatment of Chronic Depression and Beyond
Dina Vivian, Ph.D. - April 2017

How to Respond to a Subpoena
Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D., Ph.D. - March 2017

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders - Intersections of Identity, Biology, & Family Formation in Clinical Presentation and Treatment
Helen Meyers, Ph.D. & A. Samantha Dreyer, Psy.D. - February 2017

Concussive Injuries and Psychological Treatment
Stephen Honor, Ph.D. - January 2017

2016 Workshops

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Steven Hartman, Psy.D., Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D., & David Durso, Esq. - December 2016

The Soldier's Project: Preparing Clinicians to Serve the Needs of Veterans
Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP, Madelyn Miller, Ph.D., LCSW, CGP, Jessica Koblenz, Psy.D., CGP, Steven Rose, LCSW , & Alina Perez, MSW - November 2016

Mindfulness for You, Mindfulness for Your Patients
Gabrielle Chiaramonte, Ph.D., Barbara Fisher, Ph.D., & Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D. - October 2016

Romantic competence: Skills for healthy relationships
Joanne Davila, Ph.D. - September 2016

Twitter Boot Camp for Psychologists
Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP - May 2016

The ABC’s and 123’s of CBT for Anxiety!
Simon Rego, Psy.D., ABPP, ACT - May 2016

Anxiety Disorder in Kids
Deena Abbe, Ph.D. - April 2016

Psychological Service Delivery on the College Campus - Current Trends, Critical Challenges, Facts and Misconceptions
Andrew Berger, Ph.D. - March 2016

Advancing the Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders: The BITE Approach
Dina Hirsch, Ph.D. - February 2016

Psychology and Technology
Andreas Michaelides, Ph. D. - January 2016

2015 Workshops

The Treatment of Sexual Addiction
Peter Kanaris, Ph.D. - December 2015

Psychotherapists and Divorce: Using Different Roles to Help our Clients
Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP, Charles McEvily, Esq., & Roxane Polak, Ph.D. - November 2015

The Intersection of Mental Illness and Medical Illness: A Father’s Personal Excursion into the World of His Medically Ill - Mentally Ill Adult Son
Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D. - November 2015

The Alphabet Soup of Private Practice: Adapt and thrive in the world of ICD 10, DSM 5, PQRS, and HIPAA/HITECH
Carmel L. Gold, LCSW BCD - October 2015

The Worst of Mankind and the Best of Humanity - A Comparison of Natural and Human-Made PTSD and Traumatic Reactions in First Responders and Caregivers
Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D. - September 2015

Understanding and Treating Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D. - May 2015

The State of Psychology and Private Practice, 2015
Jerry Grodin, Ph.D. - May 2015

Introducing Mindfulness into the Therapy Hour: What to Say, What to Do, and How to Get Unstuck
Dorothy Ahl, M.S., Ed.S., Barbara Fisher, Ph.D., Cheryl Kurash, Ph.D., & Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D. - April 2015

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Third Generation CBT
Mark Sisti Ph.D. - March 2015

Risk Management: Dangerousness to Self and Others
The SAFE Act & Duty to Protect
Roy Aranda, J.D., Psy.D. & Shane Gregory Owens, Ph.D., ABPP - February 2015

Using Social Media to Expand Your Practice
Kevin S. Ryan - January 2015

2014 Workshops

"Carefrontation" A Treatment Model for Adolescent Addiction
Harris B. Stratyner, Ph.D. - December 2014

Starting & Building a Private Practice
Brianna Fava, Ph.D., Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Steven Hartman, Psy.D., & Laura Van Schaick-Harman, Psy.D. - November 2014

Professional Wills and Termination of Treatment Generally
Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D., Ph.D. - October 2014

So What Do I Do When?...Business Conundrums, Dilemmas, and Policies in Private Practice
Stephen Honor, Ph.D. & Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D. - April 2014

Record Keeping and Record Release for Psychologists
Bruce Hillowe, J.D., Ph.D. - March 2014

Our Aging Population and Implications for the Clinical Practice of Psychology
Robert W. Figlerski, Ph.D. - February 2014

2013 Workshops

Living with Depression: A Personal and Professional Perspective
Deborah Serani, Psy.D. - December 2013

Suicide Assessment and Prevention
Shane Owens, Ph.D., ABPP - November 2013

Mindfulness in Action: From Therapist Couch to Compassion Relief
Peter Lin, Ph.D. (CAC) - October 2013

ADHD and Executive Functions: The Keys to Success for Children and Adults with ADHD
Joseph S. Volpe, Ph.D. (CAC) - September 2013

Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution: Film, Discussion, and Reception
Co-Hosted by Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA) & Cinema Arts Centre (CAC): June 2013

PREPaRE Workshop 1
June 2013

Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Understanding Risk and Building Competence
Joanne Davila, Ph.D. - April 2013

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Mitchell Banks, MD - March 2013

Couple Therapy: Managing the Conflict and Repairing the Damage after an Affair
Michael Zentman, Ph.D. - February 2013

2012 Workshops

Nuts and Bolts of Violence Risk Assessment
Roy Aranda, Psy.D., J.D. - December 2012

The Soldiers Project: Treatment of Veterans Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families
Thomas McCoy, M.Div, LCSW - October 2012

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Deena Abbe, Ph.D., Sagit Vishnia, Psy.D. & Steven Hartman, Psy.D. - September 2012

Designing the Future of Psychological Practice
Robert E. McGrath, Ph.D. - May 2012

Treating Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
Valerie Gaus, Ph.D. - March 2012

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): An Introductory Overview
Uri Bergmann, Ph.D. - February 2012

Treatment Options for Depressive Disorders: Psychotropic Medications, Neuromodulation, and Complementary Approaches
Andrea Carlsen, M.D. - January 2012

2011 Workshops

TAME - Teen Anger Management Education
Eva Feindler, Ph.D. - December 2011

Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
Fred Friedberg, Ph.D. - November 2011

Working From the Heart: A Therapist's Guide to Heart-Centered Psychotherapy
William P. Ryan, Ph.D - October 2011

A "Taste" of Mindfulness
Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D. - September 2011

Fear, Anger, Shame, Loathing: Clinical & Countertransferential Reactions to Patient Suicidality
Shara Sand, Psy.D. - May 2011

Couples Therapy from an Imago Prospective
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D. - April 2011

Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Philip Eisenberg, Ph.D. ABPP, Joseph Gartner, MD, & Sagit Vishnia, Psy.D. - March 2011

Warrior’s Trauma: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and its Treatment in Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Stephen Long, Ph.D. - February 2011

2010 Workshops

Practical Hypnoanalysis
Daniel Araoz, Ed.D. - December 2010

Life and Love After Divorce: Guiding Patients Through Post-Divorce Adjustment*
R. Phillip Colon, Ph.D. - November 2010 (co-sponsored with NCPA)

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Jennifer Fay, Psy.D., Joseph Volpe, Ph.D., & Keith Moss, Ph.D. - October 2010

Tax Planning for Psychologists in Private Practice
Jim Grennen - May 2010

The Treating Psychologist: A Survival Guide for Court Testimony
Neil Grossman, Ph.D. & Stephen Honor, Ph.D. - April 2010

What We Know About Anger and its Implications for Clinical Practice
Raymond DiGuiseppe, Ph.D., ABPP - March 2010

Sex Therapy: An Introduction for the General Practitioner
Peter Kanaris, Ph.D. - February 2010

Leadership Development and Organizational Consulting: Redefining Your Professional Skill Set
Bruce Hammer, Ph.D. - January 2010

2009 Workshops

Recognition and Treatment of Morbid Obsessions
Fred Penzel, Ph.D. - December 2009

Mind Ding Positive Energy: The Reframing of Perfomance Anxiety
John Bowman, PhD. - November 2009

Networking and Mentoring for the Early Career Psychologist and Graduate Student
Diane Sherlip, Ph.D. Barbara Fontana, Ph.D., Ann Eckardt, Psy.D. & Ms. Andrea Lampert - October 2009