Meeting Minutes

​​Upcoming Trainings and CEU Opportunities:


Clinical Meditation and Imagery Certificate Training

Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center

Dec. 4-6, 2019 and April 29-May 1, 2020

This 3 day certificate training will allow you to learn and practice the skills of meditation, imagery and energy practices in a warm professional atmosphere with a small group of fellow students.  The goal is for you to find the best practices that bring internal relaxation, a calm and focused mind, increased connection with meaning and purpose, access to inner wisdom, and an empowered sense of self-care in meeting the challenges of life.

Tuition Fee: $1,795

Early Bird Tuition (By November 1st): $1,650

For full information, please utilize the following link: Clinical Meditation and Imagery Certificate Training

Important News and Updates

NYMHCA Long Island Chapter

NYSTART GoFundMe Support:

Below is a link to a GoFundMe Account for a young man with developmental delays who worked with the team at NYSTART.  A fund has been started for his mother who is struggling to afford funeral costs following the young man's death - GoFundMe Account

LMHC Continuing Education Requirements:

-As of January 1, 2017 every licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in New York is required to complete the required number of Continuing Education Units.  Practitioners in the LMHC field will be required to complete 36 CEUs per 3 year license renewal period.

-This first period will be prorated if your renewal is due up before January 1st, 2020

-Feel free to check out the website included for more information: and the list of CEU providers approved by NYS:

-A full list of approved providers will be posted soon

New Presentation Format

Following a lull in presenters, the LINYMHCA meetings have adopted a new format for presenters.  Bob Ranieri is willing to work with any would-be presenters to put together an interview style presentation to ease the stress of presenting.  If there is a topic that you would like to share information about but are unsure about presenting for an hour, please reach out to Bob with your thoughts.  He is willing to help organize material and present it in a more simple, question and answer format for new presenters.
Please let me know your thoughts ( so we can be ready for our quarterly meeting in March.
Thank you,

Bob Ranieri, Speaker Bureau Chairperson


Members who are aware of any potential employment opportunities, please email in order to keep all members up to date and aware.