Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Ballots Out–Vote Now!

Monday, January 4th, 2010

votePaper or Online, it’s time for the National APA Election. If you haven’t already done it, your vote is important to the future direction of the APA. Be sure your voice is heard.  Check the Election Page of the APA website for more information.

– JS

Annual Legislative Brunch Dec. 13

Monday, November 30th, 2009

townhallFor the 23rd year, PSW presents the Annual Legislative Brunch. This is your chance to participate in bringing issues of importance to our patients to the attention of state and local legislators. No prior experience necessary, but it is vital to demonstrate our commitment and concerns. Besides that, there is a fine hot breakfast cooked to order.  Crown Plaza, White Plains, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. RSVP before 12/7 to or call (914) 967-6298

— JS

November 18, 2009 CME Dinner

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


“The Invisible Generation-Thoughts on

the incarcerated and other responses to

drug use in America”

Speaker John B.Stadler, M.D.

6:00 pm —Dinner and Presentation at

St. Vincent’s-Westchester

275 North Street

Harrison, NY  10528

The cost for dinner is $20 per person. If you plan to attend, please contact the District Branch by Monday, November 6, 2009 by fax, phone or e-mail.

Clergy Breakfast, Nov. 6

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

clergybkfst18th Annual PSW Clergy Breakfast.  “The 5 D’s of Psychiatric Diagnosis in Pastoral Care.”  Mary Ann Cohen, MD will present this year.  Members are urged to invite your favorite clergy for an interesting and thought provoking breakfast from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital, 275 North Street, Harrison, NY 10528.  RSVP to the PSW Office, (914) 967-6285 or email  Free.


Damaged Care, The Musical

Friday, October 30th, 2009

damaged_care-1_000Westchester ARC is presenting a musical comedy performed by The Singing Doctors, Greg LaGana, MD and Barry Levy, MD. The performance will be held Sunday, November 1st. at 1:00 p.m..  Brunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Westchester ARC, Gleeson-Israel Gateway Center, 265 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532.  Brunch & show $35, Show only $15.  See the ARC website for more details and information about our friends at ARC.


Sept. 16 Dinner CME Meeting: Attachment

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

John Bowlby
dr-john-bowlbyJeffery Smith, your PSW web editor, will present “Attachment:  Social and Clinical Significance” a review of attachment theory and it’s relevance to life and practice. Dr. Smith will present a case of attachment-based pathology complicated by dissociation. St. Vincent’s Hospital, Wednesday 9/16/09 at 6:30 PM.

APA President Addresses Wchr. & Bronx Members

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

nadastotlandNada Stotland, MD, MPH, current President of the National APA, addressed the annual Westchester and Bronx Joint meeting on Wednesday evening. She shared her optimism about the APA’s future and brought news of Board decisions made this week to reduce the large  number of components and committees in order to remain fiscally stable. Also present was Dr. Carol A Bernstein, MD, President Elect who will move up to President in 2010. St. Vincents Hospital provided the venue for Westchester and Bronx members to rekindle friendships and renew acquaintances.

Save The Date: March 18 — Nada Stotland

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

drstotlandThis year Westchester hosts the joint membership meeting with our Bronx colleagues at St. Vincent’s Hospital, 277 North St., Harrison, 6:30 PM.  Dr. Stotland, the APA President will talk about “Shaping Our Future”. Don’t miss the chance to hear more about what is on the horizon at this critical juncture in our history and don’t miss the chance to see your old friends from the Bronx.


Psychiatric Coding and Reimbursement

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

codingCode like a Texan and get Texas sized reimbursement:  Seth Stein, Esq., Executive Director of NYSPA presented a way of coding psychiatric visits that can bring substantially greater reimbursement from Medicare and private insurance. See,  for more information.

— JS

PTSD in pictures…

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

On Wednesday 11/19, at our evening Membership Meeting, the DB had an opportunity to experience a little of what it is to live through emotional trauma. Dr. Spencer Eth of St. Vincent’s Hospital treated us an illustrated overview. Thanks, Dr. Eth, and all who participated. Don’t miss the next Membership Meeting January. Look for the announcement here.