Workshops and Events 2022-2023

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


  • September 9, 2022 - How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
  • September 16, 2022 - How to Grow and Maintain a Private Practice
  • October 7, 2022 - Treatment of Children and Teens with ASD
  • November 4, 2022 - A Grief Shared
  • December 2, 2022 - Practical Aspects of Doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Incorporating Core Principles in the Session
  • January 6, 2023 - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) - An Introduction
  • February 3, 2023 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Principle Driven Treatment for Emotion Dysregulation
  • March 3, 2023 - TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • April 14, 2023 - EMDR- How It Is Effective Treatment for Children, Adolescents, & Adults
  • May 5, 2023 - Integrative Couple and Family Therapies: Treatment Models for Complex Clinical Issues

Past SCPA Monthly Workshops

2022 Workshops

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

Exposure Therapy of Complex Trauma in Adults: Going "Off Script" with Tips, Techniques, & Adjunct Treatments
Mitchell Schare, Ph.D. ABBP: June 2021

The Unconscious Rediscovered: How Everyday Unconscious Processes Impact Clinical Practice
Valentina Stoycheva, Ph.D.: June 2021

A Comprehensive Treatment Approach for Anger and Aggression
Thomas DiBlasi, Ph.D.: May 2021

Meeting the Mental Health Need of Autistic Adults
Valerie L. Gaus, Ph.D.: April 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, PhD: 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 and 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., Steve Honor, Ph.D., and 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 ~ 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. and 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
Steve 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.: Late 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. and 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
Workshop: June 2013

Adolescent Romantic Relationships: Understanding Risk and Building Competence
Dr. Joanne Davila: April 2013

Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Dr. Mitchell Banks: March 2013

Couple Therapy: Managing the Conflict and Repairing the Damage after an Affair
Dr. Michael Zentman: 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
A Panel Presentation by: Drs. Barbara Fontana, Deena Abbe, Sagit Vishnia and Steven Hartman; 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
Dr. Anthony Pantaleno; September 2011

Fear, Anger, Shame, Loathing: Clinical & Countertransferential Reactions to Patient Suicidality
Dr. Shara Sand; May 2011

Couples Therapy from an Imago Prospective
Dr. Barbara Fontana; April 2011

Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Drs. Philip Eisenberg, Joseph Gartner, & Sagit Vishnia; March 2011

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

2010 Workshops

Practical Hypnoanalysis
Dr. Daniel Araoz; December 2010

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

How to Start and Build a Psychotherapy Practice
Drs. Barbara Fontana, Jennifer Fay, Joseph Volpe, and Keith Moss; October 2010

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

The Treating Psychologist: A Survival Guide for Court Testimony
Drs. Neil Grossman & Steve Honor; April 2010

What We Know About Anger and its Implications for Clinical Practice
Dr. Ray DiGuiseppe; March 2010

Sex Therapy: An Introduction for the General Practitioner
Dr. Peter Kanaris; February 2010

Leadership Development and Organizational Consulting: Redefining Your Professional Skill Set
Dr. Bruce Hammer; January 2010

2009 Workshops

Recognition and Treatment of Morbid Obsessions
Dr. Fred Penzel; December 2009

Mind Ding Positive Energy: The Reframing of Perfomance Anxiety
Dr. John Bowman; November 2009

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