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

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Dissertation Research Award Application

The Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists (NCAP) Dissertation Research Awards program was established to assist and support doctoral students in psychology and early career psychologists in their research related to their dissertation project.  NCAP promotes diversity and inclusion.

Application: To apply for a NCAP Dissertation Research Award, applicants must be doctoral students or early career psychologists within two years of completing their doctoral studies.  Applicants must submit a completed, signed application together with the documentation listed below.  Application deadlines will be February 1st of each calendar year.  Applications received after the stated deadline date will not be eligible. Applicants may receive an award of $250.00, and there shall be up to four awards available per year.  An applicant is eligible for one NCAP Dissertation Research Award and, if granted, is not eligible to apply for a second award.  Only completed applications will be accepted for consideration and reviewed.  In the event that application requests exceed available awards for a given year, awards will be determined by a majority vote of the NCAP Executive Board.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be current members of NCAP.  Annual membership for students is $10 and for early career psychologists is $30.  NCAP membership applications are available at https://northeastnjpsychassoc.org/.

Awardees are expected to prepare a poster presentation of their findings during one of the NCAP program meetings (Winter, Spring, or Fall).  Awardees will be acknowledged and recognized by the Executive Board during the program before the Membership, allowed time to present their work, and provided the awards at the time of their presentation.

Completed applications are to be sent to:  Nansie Ross, Psy.D. at nansie@verizon.net

Application Download: Click Here

Fall Program Sunday, October 3, 2021—Zoom Webinar
Parent Training for Child Behavior Management

Presenter:  Aryeh Berlin, Psy.D.


Child-rearing is ranked among the top stressors, especially when dealing with behavioral challenges. Behavioral
problems in children have likely been exacerbated due to the added stresses of COVID-19. This presentation will address childhood behavioral challenges. Considerations in diagnosis will be presented as well as evidence-based treatment and parenting training options.


Aryeh Berlin, Psy.D. earned a Psy.D. from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. He completed his internship at South Shore Mental Health in Massachusetts. He currently has a private practice with locations in Nutley and Lakewood. In his practice, he focuses on childhood emotional and behavioral disorders and well as school-related issues.

Learning Objectives:   This workshop is designed to help participants:

  1. Present the current research regarding childhood behavioral problems
  2. Develop an understanding of why children have behavioral challenges- from a developmental and diagnostic perspective
  3. Describe empirically validated treatment approaches and parenting training programs.
  4. Learn how to apply these treatment and parenting approaches.
  5. Learn how to effectively engage these children and their parents in treatment.
  6. Identify and explore how empirically validated treatments can be utilized in internet based therapy.


Zoom Webinar:  Please register in advance for the Zoom webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PSb8Jz-eRze6Zl76okk36w

10:30 — 10:45 AM       NCAP Annual Business Meeting
10:45 –11:00  AM       Welcome and orientation
11:00 —  1:00  PM        Program

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

2 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.

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.

RSVP by September 26. Refund available only if cancellation received by October 1.

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 2 C.E. credit hours for psychologists. Intended audience:  Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, 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.

JOIN NCAP!  Annual Membership $50.  http://northeastnjpsychassoc.org/


  • Çelik, S., Diken, İ. H., Çolak, A., Arıkan, A., Aksoy, F., & Tomris, G. (2016). Effectiveness of the preschool version of the first step to success early intervention program for preventing antisocial behaviors. Kuram ve Uygulamada Eğitim Bilimleri/Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 16(2), 511–535. https://doi.org/10.12738/estp.2016.2.0317
  • England-Mason, G., & Gonzalez, A. (2020). Intervening to shape children’s emotion regulation: A review of emotion socialization parenting programs for young children. Emotion, 20(1), 98–104. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000638
  • Gurwitch, R. H., Salem, H., Nelson, M. M., & Comer, J. S. (2020). Leveraging parent–child interaction therapy and telehealth capacities to address the unique needs of young children during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S82–S84.
  • Seeley, J. R., Small, J. W., Feil, E. G., Frey, A. J., Walker, H. M., Golly, A., & Forness, S. R. (2018). Effects of the first step to success intervention on preschoolers with disruptive behavior and comorbid anxiety problems. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 10(3), 243–253.
  • Lochman, J. E., & Wells, K. C. (2004). The Coping Power Program for Preadolescent Aggressive Boys and Their Parents: Outcome Effects at the 1-Year Follow-Up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(4), 571–578. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.72.4.571

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