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NEW YORK STATE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION’S STATEMENT ON CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS AT THE BORDER

New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) is deeply concerned for the well-being of children at the border who are torn apart from their parents and placed — according to media reports — in fence-like wire boxes or barrack-like buildings with other children who have been subjected to similar traumatic experiences. We know from clinical and research experience that there are many ways disruptive attachment experiences can have a profoundly negative impact on a child’s emotional and physical health, not only during the acute phase of the experience, but as well across the lifespan and impinge on the child’s cognitive, medical, emotional, social and relational, educational, and vocational development.

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DRN Response to the Parkland, FL School Shooting

New York State Psychological Association’s Disaster Resource Network Response to the 2-14-18 School Shooting in Parkland, Florida by Sharon Brennan, PhD, Chair, NYSPA Disaster Resource Network & Patricia Dowds, PhD, NYSPA President

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Leadership Institute – January 2018 Meeting

Photos from the Leadership Institute Meeting held Sunday, January 28, 2018.

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NYSPA Launches 2018 with Dr. Patricia C. Dowds as President

Albany, N.Y., Dec. 29, 2017 – Dr. Patricia C. Dowds will serve as President of the New York State Psychological Association for 2018.  Duly elected by the NYSPA membership Dr. Dowds brings to the position a career of 35+ years as a New York state psychologist working with families and agencies, supporting and encouraging them to identify their personal and organizational goals.

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The 2017 Fall Issue of the NYS Psychologist is now available

The 2017 Fall Issue of the NYS Psychologist is now available

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Dr. Sharon Brennan Deployed by American Red Cross to Help in Aftermath of Las Vegas Shooting

The American Red Cross sent NYSPA member Dr. Sharon Brennan to Las Vegas after 58 people were killed and more than 500 people were wounded in a mass shooting at a music festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.

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Leadership Institute at their retreat

A few photos from the Leadership Institute retreat of last week.

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NYSPA Leadership Institute 2017-2018

The NYSPA Leadership Institute 2017-2018 fellowship class began their apprenticeship on September 1, 2017. Please welcome our six new enthusiastic and ready to learn fellows: David Tzall, Anne Regan, Corey Leidenfrost, Courtney Bancroft, Eartha Hackett, and Michelle Woogen.

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