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Responding to Hamaspik of Rockland County Need, NYSHA Hires New Staff Psychologist

July 20, 2016

By Mendy Hecht, Hamaspik Gazette

Dr. Daniel Tepfer, MsEd, to Help Evaluate, Support Hamaspik Clients in Monsey, Monroe

In response to ever-expanding community need for disability services upstate, the New York State Hamaspik Association (NYSHA) umbrella support group for Hamaspik member agencies is proud to announce that psychologist Dr. Daniel Tepfer has joined its team.

As NYSHA’s newest employee, Dr. Tepfer will be supporting Hamaspik of Rockland County, which of late has seen an influx of child and adult applicants for services and supports.

Additional demand for evaluations from Hamaspik of Orange County, which is also seeing growth, will be met by Dr. Tepfer as well, notes NYSHA Director Joel Brecher.

Working alongside Alan Blau, Ph.D., Hamaspik’s longtime agency psychologist, Dr. Tepfer will conduct the professional evaluations critical to receiving those services.  In doing so, the licensed psychologist will also free up significant chunks of Dr. Blau’s time, allowing the agency’s lead professional to devote more of his day on other programs like applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, a new Hamaspik offering, and Intensive Behavioral Services (IBS), an existing program.

Dr. Tepfer was officially hired on July 19 by Mrs. Shaindy Weisberger, Regional Director of the NYSHA Article 16 Clinic’s upstate satellite branch.

A graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University and Long Island University, Dr. Tepfer brings to NYSHA several years of experience working for the Valley Stream (Long Island) School District and the Kiryas Joel Union Free School District.

The latest hiring furthers NYSHA’s ongoing record of growth and success.