New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation Flash:  4th Quarter 2018

In This Issue...

  1. The Heart of NJPA
  2. Foundation Funding
  3. Grants & Awards
  4. Meet the Trustees!
  5. Organization Structure
  6. Get Involved!

 


 

Check Out our New Look!

The NJPAF Board approved two new logos to be used in the promotion of the Foundation via print, social media, and on the NJPA website. 


Meet the Trustees!

Matt Hagovsky, PhD (President);
Toby Kaufman, PhD (Secretary);
Abby Rosen (Treasurer);
Richard Klein, EdD (Trustee);
Ann Stainton, PhD (Trustee); 
E. Belvin Williams, PhD (Trustee);
Regina Budesa, PsyD (Trustee);
Alyssa Austern, PsyD (Trustee);
Morgan Murphy, PhD (NJPA President-Elect and Foundation Board Liaison);  
Alexandra Gil (NJPAGS Representative;            Keira Boertzel-Smith (Executive Director); 
Liz DeStefano (Central Office Staff Liaison)


Organization Structure

The New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation was established in 1993 as a charitable, tax-exempt organization. The NJPA Foundation is an IRC 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, are tax deductible. The mission of the NJPA Foundation, in addition to supporting NJPA's mission, is promoting the psychological health of the diverse people of New Jersey.

Get Involved!

Become a Board Trustee
The NJPA Foundation is governed by the NJPA Foundation Board of Trustees.  The board has four officers: president, secretary, treasurer, and the NJPA president-elect. All trustees are voting members except for the NJPA president-elect who is an ex-officio non-voting officer. The trustee's term may be as long as he/she is qualified and eligible.  

Become a Friend of the Foundation

The NJPA Foundation includes non-voting Friends of the Foundation members. These individuals must be NJPA members and may assist with projects on behalf of the NJPA Foundation such as volunteering at fundraising events, writing NJPA Foundation articles, reviewing and voting on student grant papers, attending site visits, or planning NJPA Foundation continuing education programs. The projects are monitored and managed by the NJPA Foundation Board of Trustees. Friends of the Foundation are welcome to attend and participate at the NJPA Foundation meetings.  There is no term limit for Friends of the Foundation. The NJPA Foundation president, in consultation with the NJPA executive director, reserves the right to terminate a Friend of the Foundation membership if the member is deemed to not be acting in the best interest of NJPA Foundation. 

If interested contact      Ana DeMeo at [email protected] or 972-243-9800


 Foundation Funding


The majority of current funding comes from the NJPA membership, with some funding coming from outside groups. Funding comes in the form of NJPA Foundation annual solicitation letters to the NJPA membership, NJPAF hosted events such as the June 16th Flamenco and Paella member-hosted dinner party, which raised over $3,500 in donations and the 2017 Somerset Patriots baseball game.  Tributes and bequests are a great way to contribute to the Foundation. The NJPA Foundation is open to exploring new manners of fundraising such as corporate sponsorship and grant writing. Click here to read more about how you can participate in, and contribute to, our fundraising efforts.

Take this opportunity to make your 2018 charitable donation!  The New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations (less any goods/services received) are tax-deductible and go directly to supporting a psychologically health community. 


 Follow us!

The Foundation is the Heart of NJPA


Welcome to the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) Foundation Flash! The Foundation Flash is distributed quarterly and highlights our grantmaking efforts in support of programs that train graduate psychology students who are dedicated to working with underserved populations in New Jersey.

The NJPA Foundation administers and raises money to deliver psychological services to underserved populations, trains psychology graduate students as clinicians and researchers with an emphasis on treating underserved populations, and supports the mission of NJPA, especially in its commitment to diversity, public health, underserved populations, and the training of graduate students in psychology.

In addition to supporting the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) mission, the mission of the Foundation is promoting the psychological health of the diverse people of New Jersey. The NJPA Foundation administers and raises money to deliver psychological services to underserved populations, trains psychology graduate students as clinicians and researchers with an emphasis on treating underserved populations, supports the mission of NJPA especially in its commitment to diversity, public health, underserved populations and the training of graduate students in psychology. The NJPA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, are tax deductible.


 

Join Us for A Night of Cocktails and Conversation  
A Fundraising Event 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7pm
A Conversation on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing
Presented by Chris Cordaro, Chief Investment Officer, Guest commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Reuters

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing can bring more connection with your portfolio. Greater connection to your portfolio can lead to healthier financial decisions. Learn how you can express your values in your portfolio. This fun and informative talk will explore what ESG is and how you can implement it in your portfolio.  We will discuss benefits and limitation to this method of investing.

Location - Regent Atlantic
1200 Mount Kemble Ave, 3rd Floor
Morristown, NJ
Register Now! Suggested $40 donation

 The NJPA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, are tax deductible.


Grantmaking Efforts

Coming Soon - NJPA Foundation Dissertation Grants The NJPA Foundation has been concerned about current events that impact the mental health of our community. It is the consensus opinion of the NJPAF that the impact of school violence has had an adverse effect on the psychological health of our community and that the arbitrary and unnecessary separation of children from their parents and families constitutes psychological child abuse. Because such adverse effects from violence and abuse produces extreme trauma which can lead to lifelong mental health problems and disabilities requiring long-term, intensive treatment and services, the NJPAF announces the establishment of the NJPAF Dissertation Grants.

Stay tuned for more informaiton!


NJPA Foundation Community Service Project Grants  
The NJPA Foundation identifies exemplary programs that provide psychological services to those who cannot afford it and trains doctoral students to work with these underserved populations. We invite applications from programs across the state of New Jersey, with the goal of identifying and supporting model programs from each county.  For the 2018-2019 academic year, we are sponsoring six amazing programs:  Newark Beth Israel Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Newark Beth Israel General Track, Rutgers Foster Care Program, Rutgers Center for Psychological Studies, Rutgers Tourette Syndrome Clinic and the Trinitas Regional Medical Center.    

Read a little bit about some of our NJPAF funded students.

"My name is Maria Alba and I am a second year student in the clinical Psy.D. program at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. I am thrilled to begin my second year as an extern at The Foster Care Counseling Project (FCCP) at Rutgers University." Click here to read more.  
 

"My name is Christopher Hughes; I am currently a 5th year clinical psychology PhD student at Rutgers University working under the mentorship of Dr. Shireen Rizvi. I recently began working as an extern Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Unit (TRMC COPU) under the supervision of Dr. Atara Hiller." Click here to read more. 

Meet Stephanie Anismatta at the Metro Diagnostic Treatment Center: Game-Based CBT Track “ As a graduate student in the School Psychology doctoral program at the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, my clinical experiences have shaped me into becoming a  “trauma-informed clinician.” As an extern in the Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Track at the Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center, I am working with children and their families who have been impacted by child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect.” Click here to read more.

Meet Schaindl Schnaidman. “As an idealistic young teacher, I sought to connect to my students; to provide a listening ear and be a committed advocate. However, I often felt that I was limited in my role and with my training. Seeing the need for mental health within the schools, I sought to fill this void by going back to school to train as a psychologist. Now, as a third-year student at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, I am “living the dream”, as I pursue my education in a field that seeks to serve those who are in need.  This year, I have chosen to channel my experiences working with children into a clinical context, as an extern at the Tourette Syndrome Program at Rutgers University.” Click here to read more

Look for more student stories in upcoming Foundation Flashes.


              NJPA Foundation Graduate Student Initiated Research Awards
A fundamental component of the New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation’s mission is to support the training of graduate students. One way they meet this goal is by providing funding for student-initiated research and projects addressing psychological issues that have significant impact on community health. Through the generosity of individual contributions, we are able to offer four awards and scholarships for innovative family, school, and community projects. 

An applicant must be a NJPAGS student member and meet at least one of the following criteria:

1). Enrolled in a New Jersey university or college master’s or doctoral level psychology program OR

2). Psychology Intern at a New Jersey facility

Congratulations to our 2018 Graduate Student Initiated Research Award Winners!


2018 John M. Lagos Award for Research into Causes and/or Treatment of Social Problems

Krista Herbert, MA

I2018 NJPA Award for Research on Diversity Issues

Nicole Cantor, MA
Ebru Dugme Yucel, MA



NJPA Foundation Student Conference Participation Grant This grant promotes supplemental training and education experiences in professional practice and research, with an emphasis on treating underserved populations. Attending conferences, workshops, seminars, and other scientific sessions are an essential part of the learning experience for psychology graduate students. Sessions provide an educational experience that allows students to observe and/or practice how didactic lessons can be applied to real-world treatment.

The NJPA Foundation Student Conference Participation Grant helps offset some of the costs associated with attending conferences, workshops, and other psychological sessions (including webinars) emphasizing the treatment of underserved populations. The 2018 recipients include Alexandra Gil, MA, Kean University and Karly E. Siffin, MA, Widener University. Alexandra attended the National Association of School Psychology Conference, February 14-17th in Chicago, IL. Karly Siffin attended the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference in Memphis, TN in March. For complete requirements, criteria, and application forms, visit the Foundation at www.psychologynj.org


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