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

Spring Program  Sunday, May 5, 2024: Zoom Webinar

OCD Treatment through Storytelling: A Strategy for Successful Therapy

Presenter:  Allen H. Weg, Ed.D.


Experiencing the various symptom presentations of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be confusing and frightening to clients and their significant others. Exposure and Response Preventions (ERP), the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which remains the gold standard” for the treatment of this disorder, is counter-intuitive and paradoxical in nature. Storytelling and the use of metaphor can be organized as a kind of “delivery system” for educating and engaging clients in what is often difficult, challenging, and sometimes even frightening work. Through storytelling, the therapist can educate clients about the symptoms, introduce the therapy protocol, and help clients better understand the subtle specifics of how to think about and behaviorally respond to their OCD experience.


Dr. Allen Weg is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist and APIT certified by PSYPACT. He is Founder and Executive Director of Stress and Anxiety Services of New Jersey, an independent group practice specializing in individual as well as group cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Allen is also Co-Founder and Past President on the Board of Directors of OCD New Jersey, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, where he is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. His book entitled, “OCD Treatment Through Storytelling: A Strategy for Successful Therapy,” is published by Oxford University Press. He has been Interviewed by NPR; featured on ABC’s TV show, 20/20: Primetime; blogs for PsychologyToday.com; and is featured on the practice’s OCD Tips series on their Youtube channel.

Learning Objectives:       This workshop is designed to help participants:

  1. Describe how anthropomorphization can be used in ERP, and list the advantages in applying this concept in therapy.
  2. Design an ERP protocol which incorporates a cognitive narrative along with behavioral exposure.
  3. Explain how storytelling in OCD treatment can be advantageous, and can better lead to successful treatment outcomes.

Zoom Webinar:  Registration closes on 5/3/24. No new registrations will be accepted after 5/3/24.  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8U8XmC9GRteaju6Z5xZAIQ

11:00 — 1:00 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.

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.

RSVP by 5/3/24 If payment is not received by May 3rd, non-members will be blocked from attending the program on May 5th.

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, 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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