Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists (NCAP) Bergen County, Hudson County, Passaic County

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Helpful resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Mental Health Awareness Flyer

NJ Mental Health Cares       866-202-HELP (4357)                                  Suicide Helpline 1-855-NJ Hopeline (654-6735)

Domestic Violence Hotline  1-800- 572-SAFE (7233)                               Addictions Hotline 1-844- REACH NJ (732-2465)

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Dissertation Research Award Application

The Board of the Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists (NCAP) is excited to announce an opportunity for doctoral candidates and early career psychologists to apply for the NCAP Dissertation Research Award. Awardees will have the opportunity to promote their research by presenting and discussing it with other psychologists at one of our programs. Introduce yourself and your research to the psychological community. Awardees will receive an award of $250.00, and there shall be up to four awards available per year. Application deadlines will be May 1st of each calendar year. NCAP membership is required to be eligible for this opportunity. The Dissertation Research Award application is available by clicking the link below.

Haven’t completed your dissertation yet? Become a member now to benefit from all that membership has to offer until you are able to apply.

NCAP members enjoy the following benefits:
1. Networking opportunities: meet your colleagues, exchange information, and learn from each other in informal, friendly settings.
2. Educational opportunities: learn about developments in clinical practice and research. Dissertation research award available.
3. Free programs for NCAP members.
4. Continuing Education Credits available at low cost for members.
5. Affiliation with NJPA and APA. NCAP is an affiliate of NJPA and is represented on the Executive Board of NJPA. Learn about what is happening on the state level, and make yourself heard.
6. Participation as volunteers with NCAP’s Board of Directors or NCAP Committees.
7. Inclusion in NCAP Membership Directory.
8. Annual Membership: Students-$10, Early Career Psychologists-$30, Others-$50.

Dissertation Research Award Application Download: Click Here

Winter Program Sunday, January 28, 2024: Zoom Webinar

Parent Counseling as Treatment for ADHD and Co-Occurring Disorders

Presenter:  Richard Formica, Ph.D.


ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses of childhood and adolescence. Raising a child with ADHD is a daunting challenge. Parent Counseling, coupled with targeted personal counseling, is an essential ingredient in the treatment of every child or adolescent who suffers from ADHD and for their parents, as many such parents are profoundly stressed and confused.

In this workshop, Dr. Formica will outline the core parenting roadmap and parenting principles he has developed; will discuss what ADHD is and what it is not; and will address what makes life so difficult for both the ADHD child and their parents. Data on the effectiveness of parent counseling for parents of children diagnosed with ADHD wil be addressed. Finally, Dr. Formica will outline methods and procedures for parent counseling and will emphasize the adaptations practitioners should make when working with parents of ADHD children.


Dr. Formica has been in private practice in Bergen County, NJ, offering both intensive psychotherapy and parent counseling to adults in Bergen County, for the past 40+ years. He is the co-founder of the Fairfield/Formica Parenting Program, an experien-tial workshop program comprising 40 hours of experiential training and coaching. Dr. Formica is also the co-founder of the Interpersonal Skills Institute, a non-profit institute for the advancement and training and personal growth of parent group leaders, and of the Center for ADHD Children and Their Parents. Dr. Formica has authored a manual and a paperback book to help parents apply his strategies and principles to the everyday challenges they face. 

Learning Objectives:       This workshop is designed to help participants:

  1. Become familiar with the parenting roadmap and core parenting skills Dr. Formica has identified and developed after decades of research and treatment with parents;
  2. Identify research which has validated the use of parent counseling as an effective treatment modality for parents of children with ADHD, as well as related clinical comorbidities;
  3. Understand the nature of ADHD and identify the common myths and misinformation which parents of ADHD children are exposed to by the popular media;
  4. Learn about the clinical adaptations needed when working with parents of ADHD.

Zoom Webinar:  Registration opens on 12/31/23 and closes on 1/26/24. No new registrations will be accepted after 1/26/24. Please register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S8XPMx7cQ7ePBwkTUCNITA.

11:00 — 2:00 PM Welcome, Orientation, and Program

NCAP Members and Students – No Charge • Guests/Non-NCAP members $30

Guests/Non-NCAP members*: payment can be made through Zelle to NCAP and cell #201-218-0430, or by check made out to NCAP and mailed to:  NCAP, 8 Cricket Lane, Woodcliff Lake, NJ  07677.

*Guests/Non-NCAP members, please include your email address with your payment so you can receive instructions for joining the Zoom webinar.

3 CE credits available for psychologists (add’l. charge):  Payment for CE is to be made online only, to NJPA after the program. NJPA members $15; sustaining members N/C. NJPA non-members $25. After the program, you can remit payment to NJPA online using a link to be distributed at the program, after which you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the CE evaluation form.

RSVP by 1/26/24 If payment is not received by January 26th, non-members will be blocked from attending the program on January 28th.

This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and NCAP. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program qualifies for 3 C.E. credit hours for psychologists.

Intended audience:  Psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, mental health professionals, graduate students. *Please note that due to issues of confidentiality, the presentation is open only to people in the field.Program sophistication:  Intermediate—some basic knowledge of the specific content is required.The presenter has no commercial support or conflict of interest for this program.NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

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Members of NCAP are advised that the NCAP Board has adopted policies related to the business of the Association.  These policies include a Conflict of Interest policy, a Record Retention policy, a Whistleblower policy, and a policy regarding potential Dissolution of the Association.

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