Dr. Paul Ginnetty celebrating Psychologist of the Year and 30 years as a professor
(Long Island, NY) St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Paul Ginnetty, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was recently named the Suffolk County Psychological Association’s (SCPA) Psychologist of the Year.
SCPA President Dr. Shane Owens (left) with Dr. Paul Ginnetty (right). Photo Credit: St. Joseph’s College.
“St. Joseph’s College is proud to congratulate Paul Ginnetty on this well-deserved honor,” said Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., president of St. Joseph’s College. “Paul has been an outstanding member of the St. Joseph’s faculty for so many years, inspiring and leading countless students throughout his career. He has also been a wonderful faculty leader and supportive colleague. We wish him continued success for many more years to come.”
Dr. Ginnetty was also recognized for having completed 30 years as an undergraduate professor and coordinator of SJC’s clinical internships.
“I love everything about the classroom experience, and I value the opportunity to work in a department that has always justifiably prided itself on working closely with students and getting to know them, their goals and the breadth of their outside lives,” said Ginnetty. “It is no exaggeration to say that I feel very strongly each time that my students and I have shared a special, memorable time together and have stood together — however briefly — on sacred ground.”
He has served on the SCPA’s executive board of directors and ethics committee, and for the past seven years, he’s been the chair of their continuing education committee, which grants American Psychology Association (APA)-approved continuing education credits to psychologists and social workers. Dr. Ginnetty has served as director of a Catholic Charities mental health clinic in New York City, as a staff member of a chemical dependency counseling agency in Nassau County and as a staff psychologist in the student mental health clinic on the campus of Stony Brook University.