CE Membership Program

PAWNY is an approved NYS Provider for Psychology CEs!

PAWNY CE Membership Program (PCEMP)

For an annual fee of $65.00 (payable in July with your membership renewal), PCEMP members will receive CE credit for attending PAWNY Educational Events offered during our programming year of September to June. This fee is in addition to your general PAWNY membership dues, and it will cover the administration costs of our CE program.

If you decide to join PCEMP at some later point, the cost will remain $65.00; the annual fee will not be prorated. Additionally, you will not be able to retroactively obtain CEs for programs that you attended before joining PCEMP.

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We will be offering CE credit for:

Discussion Groups:

  • Our Discussion Groups run for 2 hours on either Fridays mornings or a weeknight evening throughout the year.
  • Only active PAWNY members can attend these events that are free of cost to members.
  • The format will be a 1 hour educational presentation followed by an hour of discussion for a total of 2 CEs.
  • CEs will not be provided unless you are in PCEMP and cannot be purchased per event.

Workshops & Conferences:

  • During each programming year, we plan to offer 2 Saturday Workshops (3 CE each with 1 in the Fall and 1 in the Winter) and 1 full-day, in person Spring Conference.
  • These will be open to all NYS psychologists and likely to other mental health professionals.
  • There will be event registration fees to cover speaker fees, venue, etc.
  • If you are in PCEMP, your CEs for these programs will be provided at no additional cost with your registration.
  • If you are not in PCEMP and require the CEs, you will need to pay the Non-PAWNY rate for Mental Health Professionals.

Not a PAWNY Member?

Please complete your membership application on our website and wait for this application to be acknowledged/accepted before signing up for the CE Membership Program.

Steps to sign up for the CE Membership Program:

Please complete the registration form and follow the prompts to submit a payment of $65.00 through PayPal.

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For questions about the new CE Membership Program, please contact ceprogram@pawny.org or see the FAQ below.

PAWNY Continuing Education Membership Program FAQ

PCEMP is PAWNY’s Continuing Education Program. It is an optional addition to a general PAWNY membership that gives you the opportunity to earn CE hours from PAWNY educational programs.

NYS now requires all licensed psychologists to complete 36 hours of approved CE courses for each three-year registration period. As a CE Member, you would be able to complete all of your annual CE hours through programs that PAWNY offers, many of which you might plan to attend anyway.

You would sign up for PCEMP in July when you renew your PAWNY membership. You will have a section on your registration form to select PCEMP and pay the $65.00 annual fee. You must be a general PAWNY member in order to take advantage of PCEMP.

If you are not a PAWNY member but would like to become one in order to take advantage of CE offerings (and other benefits), please visit the Membership page.

If you join PCEMP, there are no additional fees for CE credits. Your $65 annual fee will cover the cost of your CE hours. However, some of PAWNY’s educational events, such as conferences or workshops, will have additional registration fees to cover the costs of speakers, meals, & venues.

All of PAWNY’s educational programs will offer CE hours. The number of CE hours will depend on the type of program:

  • Discussion Groups: 2 CEs. One-hour presentation followed by one-hour discussion. Online.
  • Workshops: 3 CEs. Half day. Online or in-person.
  • Conferences: 5 or more CEs. Full day. In-person.

If you do not join PCEMP and would like CE, there will be different registration rates for workshops or conferences with lower rates for PCEMP members. CE hours cannot be purchased for our free discussion groups due to the higher costs of administering the CE program.

PCEMP is based on the educational calendar that runs September thru June. We recommend joining PCEMP in July with your annual membership renewal to avoid possibly missing out on CEs from our programs.

You may join at a later date, but there will be no pro-rating; regardless of when you join, the fee will be $65 and will be due again the following July.

There are three things:

First, you must have registered with PCEMP and paid the $65 annual fee to receive CEs for all PAWNY educational events during our calendar year. If you opt not to join and would like CEs for our workshops or Spring Conference, you will need to pay the Non-PAWNY registration rate for those events to receive CE.

Second, you must attend the educational event in full. Arriving 10 minutes late or leaving 10 minutes early will disqualify you from receiving CE credit. The CE coordinator for the event will monitor attendance. We also ask that you are on camera during online programming unless you have a medical or other need for special accommodation that should be discussed in advance with the CE coordinator of the program.

Third, at the conclusion of the CE program, you will receive an email with a program evaluation. You must complete and return the program evaluation within 7 days of the event in order to receive CE.

CE certificates will be sent electronically within 14 days upon the receipt of a completed program evaluation and verification of attendance.

No certificates will be awarded without a submitted evaluation.

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Certificates of Attendance will not be re-issued if lost or misplaced by the participant.

The NYS Education Department requires psychologists to keep a record of all programs attended for CEs for 6 years. We recommend that you keep both an electronic copy of your certificate as well as a hard copy. You may want to create a folder for all CE activities.

Educational Calendar

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

PAWNY Member Discussion Group

Topic: The New Psychiatric Medications

Educational Event

Presented by: Adam Ashton, MD

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Online/Zoom

CE Offered: 2.0

Cost: Free to Members

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Friday, January 19, 2024

PAWNY Member Discussion Group

Topic: Assessing ADHD in College Students & Other Adults

Educational Event

Presented by: Lisa Burrows-MacLean, PhD

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online/Zoom

CE Offered: 2.0

Cost: Free to Members

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Friday, February 16, 2024

PAWNY Open Discussion Group

Topic: Topics to be announced based on the needs of the group attending.

Educational Event

Presented by: Anne Gilles-Thomas, PhD

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online/Zoom

CE Offered: None

Cost: Free to Members


Friday, April 19, 2024

PAWNY Spring Conference

Topic: Working with Older Adults: Empowering Therapists with Essential Tools and Knowledge

Educational Event

Presented by: Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP

Time: 8:15am - 4:30pm

Location: Burchfield Penney Art Center - 1300 Elmwood Avenue - Buffalo, NY 14222

CE Offered: 6.0 CE

Cost: $170.00 for PAWNY Members | $190.00 for PAWNY members not in PCEMP and who want CE | $190.00 for Non-PAWNY Mental Health Providers | $100.00 for PAWNY student members


Friday, May 10, 2024

PAWNY Member Discussion Group

Topic: The Use of Superhero Therapy in Clinical Practice

Educational Event

Presented by: Nicole Hassler, PhD

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online/Zoom

CE Offered: 2.0

Cost: Free to Members


Friday, June 7, 2024

PAWNY Open Discussion Group

Topic: Topics to be announced based on the needs of the group attending.

Educational Event

Presented by: Caryn Bartnik, PsyD

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online/Zoom

CE Offered: None

Cost: Free to Members


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