All HVPA Members are trained at the doctoral
level. Through our Association, we enjoy many opportunities for
Presenting to colleagues on our own work and areas of expertise.
Networking for the sake of referral and to
build our private practices.
Sharing resources and treatment approaches to better assist clients.
Supporting each other through HVPA socials and professional events.
Educating the public on specific topics in psychology.
Joining in local and national advocacy efforts on behalf of our profession.
Members receive referrals through HVPA's
telephone line referral service. Practice
information for all members are also accessible to the public via
this website. Members also share access to the HVPA listserv.
2012-2013 HVPA EVENTS and Community Collaborations:
June 8, 2013Psychologically Healthy Community Awards Ceremony and Reception
March 20, 2013ADHD Aware Conference with Keynote Speaker Dr. Edward M. Hallowell
March 17, 2013TOWN MEETING: Emergent Changes and Challenges for the Profession of Psychology
February 21, 2013ADD and ADHD: Impact on Family and School
February 10, 2013Treating LGBGT Families
December 1, 6 and 9Changing Behavior by Changing the Brain
November 11, 2012Veteran's Day Vigil
November 5, 2012Attachment Trauma in Children and Adults
September 9, 2012HVPA Annual Meeting and Garden Party
Winners of the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Community Awards
Community Member: Minister Luader Smith, HV House of Hope
Single Organization: (2 winners)
Parkinson's Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association
Collaborative Organizations: TEAM Newburgh
Trail Blazer Award: Dutchess County District Attorney's Office
Lifetime Achievement Award: David A. Crenshaw, PhD.
SPOTLIGHT on 2012 Winner of Trail Blazer Award: Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office
Abused children often are too afraid, too abused, or too confused to come forth and expose their abusers. In May 2011 the Dutchess County DA’s Office under the leadership of District Attorney William Grady and with the support of Marjorie Smith, Bureau Chief for the Special Victims Unit, filed a pretrial petition that has become a major breakthrough in helping traumatized children to give testimony in criminal trials. The petition asked that a service dog, a specially trained Golden Retriever named Rosie, be allowed to comfort the child as she took the stand in the presence of the defendant, a family member, regarding a four-year period of extensive sexual abuse. While Rosie lay calmly by the child’s feet and Senior Prosecutor Kristine Hawlk handled the questioning with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, the child was able to give effective testimony leading to conviction and a maximum jail sentence. Rosie’s owners, Dale and Lu Picard, describe the courtroom work as a career change for the eleven-year-old retriever after years of working with emotionally troubled children at a residential center. Unprecedented in New York State, the collaboration between the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office and Rosie, named for the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, signals the end of terror and intimidation silencing child witnesses nationwide.