OFFICE: Building G, Room 355, 516.572.7458.
CHAIRPERSON: Sidney Hochman, Sidney.Hochman@ncc.edu.
FACULTY: C. Bayern, P. Bright, S. Cohen, W. Eisner, J. Ellenbogen, P. Flores, E. Gaudino-Goering,
B. Gorman, S. Gorman, H. Hilary, B. Katz, L. Korman, D. Kramer, B. Levine, D. Martin,
D. Milillo, C. Olko, M. O'Loughlin, S. Richman, L. Salpeter, L. Sidorowicz, A. Tigner.
COURSES OFFERED: Psychology (PSY).
In the field of psychology, fundamental survey courses are offered to fit the needs
of all students. Those desiring to specialize are provided with patterns of preprofessional
courses designed to satisfy the requirements of transfer colleges. Elective offerings
provide further study in psychology for those seeking careers in counseling and teaching.
Students wishing to pursue study at the baccalaureate level in these subjects should
see departmental advisors.
The following curricula are offered by the Psychology Department:
Disability Studies (A.A): The Disability Studies (A.A.) explores disability from historical, cultural, philosophical,
psychological and socio-political perspectives and from multiple disciplinary -and
interdisciplinary- angles. Job opportunities may be found in developmental or physical
disability service agencies, independent living centers, mental health centers, schools,
geriatric and vocational rehabilitation agencies. It may also lead to employment in
organizations promoting disability rights, advocacy and activism. Graduates are prepared
to work effectively with individuals with many different disabilities, disorders,
or conditions. Credits earned may be applied toward a B.A. in Disability Studies,
Psychology or related fields.
Disability Studies (Certificate): The Disability Studies Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career
in the field of disability service. Students will gain the theoretical knowledge and
practical skills that will allow them to effectively provide services that meet the
unique needs of individuals with disabilities across the life-span. Courses in the
program assist students in developing an understanding and knowledge of disabilities
that take into consideration the individual with a disability, societal influences,
the environmental setting and the mandates of disability law. Students will also learn
to employ assessment techniques, programming strategies, goal planning, and life-skills
training that support self-advocacy, productivity and community inclusion for individuals
with developmental disabilities across the life span.