Westchester County Psychological Association

Leading the way in practice and education in our community

The Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA) is a professional organization of hundreds of Westchester psychologists. We have been on the forefront of critical issues affecting local psychologists for over sixty years. Our mission has been consistent – to advance psychology as a profession and a science.

WCPA provides vital resources for our members such as the Referral Service, Listserv, Test Kit Library, Workshops some offering CE Credits, Master Clinician Seminars, and Disaster Response Information. In our efforts of leading the way in practice and education in our community we actively communicate with our members and forge relationships with local resources regarding mental health.

The Benefits of Membership

When you become a WCPA member you are welcomed into a network of hundreds of Westchester psychologists. WCPA makes it a priority to actively communicate with our members. Stay informed about the changes in New York State's Continuing Education requirements,  our upcoming workshops and presentations, referral questions, professional job opportunities and more.

WCPA connects the community with local psychologists through our Find A Psychologist Referral Service and Speakers Bureau. Our Test Kit Library gives members access to a range of current testing materials.

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Continuing Education Requirements

Legislation for new CE requirements for psychologists in NY was passed in 2018. The NY State Education Department (SED) issued proposed regulations for CEs last fall. NYSPA, other psychological organizations, and individual psychologists submitted more than 200 comments during the subsequent 60-day period of public comment. We were hopeful that we would have some influence in shaping the regulations and our most important goal was to delay the implementation of the regulations due to the ongoing pandemic. Unfortunately, SED replied that they could not delay implementation because it is written into legislation. Any amendments to the legislation would require action on the part of the Governor. As such, CE regulations went into effect on January 1, 2021 as originally planned.

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