Check Out These Cool Forensic Events Around NYC!

October 24, 2017


Ever wondered where all the professionals go to mix and mingle? Each month, both the New York Mental Health Counseling Association (NYMHCA) and the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) put on a wide variety of events, from educational speakers to brunches to happy hours, in order to keep professionals within the mental health and psychological fields up-to-date and networking. While they do have memberships available, many of their events offer student pricing to attend.

Therefore, we have complied a list of some of the most exciting events they have coming up throughout the rest of the year:


The Power of Power: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Uses and Abuses

When: 10/22/17 from 10-5

Where: St. John’s University Manhattan Campus at Astor Place

Who: The head discussant, Steven Reisner, PhD, will lead the event, with speakers including Emily Kuriloff, PSyD, Seven Botticelli, PhD and Helen Gediman, PhD

What: A day full of psychoanalysis and how it is applied to various perspectives of power. Student Registration is $30 for students with lunch at noon included.

How: Register at the following:


Out of the Closet and in Your Face: Becoming Effective with LGBT Patients

When: 10/29/2017 from 9:15-4:30

Where: LGBT Community Center, W 13th Street

Who: Speakers include: Suzanne Iasenza, PhD, Charles Silverstein, Ph.D, Steven Botticelli, PhD, Randi Kaufman, PsyD, David Schwartz, Ph.D., and Jack Drescher, MD

What: A full day of various speakers taking on different challenges and awareness within the psychological community in regards to counseling LGBT clients. Student pricing is $20 with breakfast and lunch included

How: Register at the following:


Live Webinar: ADHD and What Does Checkers Have to Do with it, Part 1

When: 10/30/17 from 12-1

Where: Online


What: An Education Webinar on ADHD. The pricing is $40 (non-NYMHCA association member), $30 (NYMHCA association member), $20 (NYMHCA association and chapter member)



Forensic Division 10 Year Anniversary

When: 11/18/17 from 6:16-9:30

Where: The Smith, NOMAD

Who: Many respected professionals in the forensic division will be in attendance. The keynote speaker will be Bruce Frumkin, Ph.D., ABPP, The Psychology of False Confessions. Distinguished guests in attendance will include Bruce Frumkin, Ph.D., ABPP, Alan Goldstein, Ph.D., ABPP and Barry Rosenfeld, Ph.D., ABPP

What: A Gala Evening to Celebrate the Division’s Work to Create a Psychology-Informed Justice System. Tickets are $150 for live music, open bar, and a four-course meal.

How: Register at the following:


New York Mental Health Counselor Association: Exploring Innovative Approaches in Counseling and Counselor Education

When: 4/13/18-4/15/18

Where: Albany, NY

Who: Hosted by NYMHCA

What: Students have the opportunity to attend and learn about new innovations within the mental health counseling society within the state of New York. Until February 20th, students can volunteer to help out during the conference and receive free hotel and registration.

How: at


NYSPA Annual Convention

When: 6/1/18-6/3/18

Where: New York Marriott East Side

Who: Hosted by NYSPA

What: The annual convention for New York State Psychological Association members

How: Register at:



For more information or events, please feel free to check out the associations’ websites, as they have so much to offer students in their respective field.

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