Syosset, NY, July 21, 2009 –(– To be launched in the fall, as will the new Institute for Self Improvement and Wellness of New York College of Health Professions, The Self, Improved, a new book by Donald Spector, [Hardcover – Random House/Hatherleigh Press] will offer a new dimension in the field of self-assessment and growth. It is an invaluable guide to those who want to get ahead at any level.

New York College of Health Professions, the premier institution for Holistic Health and Education will be opening the Institute for Self Improvement and Wellness. The College is institutionally accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education for Undergraduate and Graduate degrees and has Registered a Certificate Program for the Science of Self Improvement with the New York State Education Department.

Like Spector’s book and experiences, the program plans to span audiences from the indigent to world leaders and teach how to maximize a person’s own objectives through a deliberate, pragmatic and scientific approach.

The College also has a grant from New York State Department of Health for Workforce Retraining of nurses including members of the New York State Nurses Associations. The College will hold continuing education programs at its own campus on Long Island as well as hotels and meeting areas around the country.

Quotes about Spector and the book range from Dee Snider, who says Spector’s “guidance and tutelage helped me not only reinvent myself and get me back on course, but showed me that there is a better and easier way to get where I need to go. The Self, Improved will do for you what it has already done for me…attain greater success and reach loftier heights,” to the President of Strategic Planning for Mitsui & Company, one of the largest companies in the world.

The forward is by Debbie Ellis, a well-known psychologist and wife and collaborator of the great Dr. Albert Ellis, one of the most famous psychologists of our time.

The book will be promoted by book tours and lectures, many of which are reimbursable by employers, including the cost of the book itself. People will be able to go to the New York College web site at for more information.

Richard Karpinski, M.D., Harvard Medical School graduate world renowned plastic surgeon has contributed a section to the book, as has the Honorable Michael Balboni, former “Homeland Security Czar” for New York State.

Spector, who has worked with many greats in arts and music, including Steve Kaufman, renowned pop artist and former assistant to Andy Warhol, who says, “Don Spector is the Einstein of today. Don is not only creative but also just simply a genius. Don has his right and left brain going. I am sure this book will become a bible to many,” as well as those in sports, business and government. [The book tour] promises one of the most unusual promotions in the rather traditional world of publishing. While not elaborating on the plans, Spector has opened up several billion dollars in new industries with some of the most interesting marketing promotions and you can expect his book to live up to his product introductions.

The Institute for Self Improvement and Wellness is part of New York College of Health Professions. New York College of Health Professions, located in Syosset, Long Island, New York, has been a leader in Holistic Education and Care for over 25 years. The College, which has national institutional accreditation, offers undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Certificate programs in Holistic Nursing and the Science of Self Improvement and a variety of continuing education workshops for professionals and the public. The Academic Health Care Teaching Clinics, which provide holistic treatments to the community while providing clinical internships for student practitioners, are located on the College’s main campus in Syosset as is the professional outpatient Integrative Health Center. New York College also maintains a 35-acre modern medical facility in Luo Yang, The People’s Republic of China. The College has grown remarkably in the past several years and will continue to develop new educational programs as well as expand into many new areas. Additional information about New York College of Health Professions can be found at