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)

Download the Mental Health Flyer in English by clicking here. A Spanish version of the flyer may be found by clicking here.

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. Four Dissertation Research Awards of $250 each are available.  The application deadline is May 1, 2023. NCAP membership is required to be eligible for this opportunity. The Dissertation Research Award application is attached and available on the Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists website –https://northeastnjpsychassoc.org/.

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.
Application Download: Click Here

Winter Program Sunday, January 22, 2023—Zoom Webinar

An Introduction to Prolonged (Complicated) Grief and Adaptation to Loss

Presenter:  Bonnie Gorscak, Ph.D.


This presentation is an introduction to working with grief and loss, facilitating adaptation to loss, and recognizing complications in grief. Prolonged grief disorder can be understood as a condition that results from interference with adaptation to loss. Principles and themes derived from prolonged grief treatment (PGT), a 16session targeted treatment shown to be effective in three NIMHfunded clinical trials, will be reviewed. Participants will be introduced to the model and several strategies used in PGT, which can be utilized when working with bereaved clients as an adaptive grief therapy approach.


Dr. Gorscak is a NJ, NY, and PA licensed psychologist, who trains clinicians worldwide through the Center for Prolonged Grief at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She has trained and supervised clinicians since 2001, in three NIMHfunded clinical trials that supported the efficacy of prolonged grief treatment, and she has provided training workshops nationally and internationally to teach about the syndrome and how to offer this evidencebased treatment. Additionally, she has provided outpatient psychotherapy to grieving adults and families for more than 25 years.

Learning Objectives:       This workshop is designed to help participants:

  1. Describe the difference between a typical course of grief and the development of prolonged grief
  2. Utilize Bowlby’s three biobehavioral systems to provide psychoeducation for grieving clients
  3. Describe two factors involved in successful adaptation to loss
  4. Discuss three themes that are useful in working with bereaved clients
  5. Describe and utilize two strategies from PGT to address emotion dysregulation when working with grieving clients

Zoom Webinar:Registration closes on 1/20/23. No new registrations will be accepted following that time. 
Zoom registration link:      https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-w4ez5YqS9qHzLy5FzULCA

After registering for the program you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

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 1/20/23. If payment is not received by January 20th, non-members will be blocked from attending the program on January 22nd.

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.

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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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NCAP Board Meeting Minutes are available upon request by members.  To make a request, e-mail the IT Communications Committee Chair.