May 13 - 14, 2021

Join us for a special 2021 Breaking into Consulting Virtual Program. This CE-accredited program (pending CE approval) is being sponsored by Society for Consulting Psychology (Div. 13 of APA) & Organizational Consulting & Work Psychology Division of the New York State Psychological Association.

The program will provide you with a way to get started and a roadmap to building the competence needed for this work. Come for individual sessions or join us for the exciting 2-day program! Organizational consulting – with individuals, teams and organizations – is a rapidly growing practice area for psychologists. Clinical skills are a valuable element of consulting: Over 60% of APA’s Society for Consulting Psychology have clinical backgrounds. Organizational consulting can be a great way to expand your practice. Constraints on mental health and other psychological service areas make a diversified revenue stream an increasingly attractive business proposition. This program offers three sessions each on May 13 and May 14 that provide you with the scientific and theoretical underpinnings and core competencies, as well as business and ethical/legal considerations that you will need to work in this area.


Paid participants will receive access to material for 1 year.


May 13, 2021 pm • 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST

Introduction to Consulting

Presenter: Mark Sirkin

Overview of the consulting field, ethical issues, and business issues. How consulting is different from psychotherapy.


May 13, 2021 • 1:45 pm - 3:15pm EST

Individual Assessment

Presenters: Ann Bowers-Evangelista and Disha Johsi

The focus here is on individual assessments, as well as specialized Individual assessments that consultants typical do. We will review some of the most popular assessment instruments specifically used by consultants, but different from mental health assessments.


May 13, 2021 • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST


Presenters: Bill Berman and Mike Frisch

This has become a popular service that psychologists can provide, however, it is distinctly different from psychotherapy. Where these two activities overlap, but are distinct, will be the focus of this session.


May 14, 2021 • 8:30 - 10:00 am EST


Presenter: Gordy Curphy

Most organizations get work done through teams. Every aspect of working with teams, from putting them together, assessing their function, and helping those that are dysfunctional, will be covered in this session, along with specialized instruments for working with teams.


May 14, 2021 • 10:15 am - 11:45 am EST

Organizational Diagnosis

Presenter: Larry Norton

Consulting is distinctive in that it works at several levels simultaneously. The largest system with which consulting psychologists deal pertains to the organization as a whole. Specialized tools to assess Organizational Climate, and other organizational surveys, will be covered as well as the skills required to move from individuals, to teams, to the company as a whole.


May 14, 2021 • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Marketing Consulting Services

Presenter: Natasha Jordon

In this module, we discuss how one markets consulting services, whom to approach, and how. Tools such as websites, LinkedIn, and social media will be discussed, as well as differentiating your psychotherapy practice from your consulting practice (for those who may want to do both).