Welcome to the web page of the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. The Nassau Chapter covers Nassau County on Long Island.
The Nassau Chapter Board meets every month (except July and August), usually at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. On four or five months of the year, the Chapter Board meetings are followed by a Progam Committee get-together and succeeded by an educational program and a meeting of our "Transitioning to Private Practice" mentorship group. The Chapter Board meetings, educational programs and this mentorship group are open to Chapter members without charge.
The Chapter also holds an annual education conference each December and a spring book brunch. At the brunch, the author of a book relevant to clinical social work practice is invited to present their work and hold discussion with the group.
In October, the Chapter holds an annual new member brunch to welcome new members of the Chapter, at which an educational workshop is presented. You may check the Nassau Chapter Calendar for information about these meetings, educational programs and other activities. CEU credits are available for most of our programs.
In May, we have our end-of-year brunch at the home of one of our members for those members who have been active in or contributed to the work of the chapter.
The Nassau Chapter has a number of committees. Some of these committees help carry out Chapter functions (Book Author Brunch Committee, Membership Committee, Newsletter Committee, Peer Consultation Committee, Program Committee and Website Committee) or connect with larger State Society committees which address statewide issues (Legislative Committee and Vendorship Committee). Other committees are practice committees which bring together members who are interested in particular areas of clinical social work practice (Child, Adolescent and Family Committee). If you have any questions about a committee or would like to join a committee, you may contact the committee's chairperson listed below. And do check the Nassau Chapter Calendar for information about committee meetings and programs.
Should you have an idea for a practice committee or educational program, please tell us. The Nassau Chapter offers excellent opportunities for networking and education here on Long Island and we invite you to take advantage of these as you get to know your colleagues.
We welcome your attendance at our monthly meetings, bi-monthly educational programs, annual education conference, annual book author brunch, annual new member brunch and other activities, to learn about the Society and the Nassau Chapter, to join with us and to participate actively in Nassau Chapter activities.
Contact the Chapter
Leadership Council Liaison
Past President: Lorraine Fitzgerald, MSW, LCSW-R
Past President: Sheila Peck, MSW, LCSW
Fran Futterman, LMSW
Member-at-Large: Sandra Kalman, MSW, LCSW
Book Author Brunch Committee
The Book Author Brunch Committee plans, coordinates and implements the Chapter’s annual book author brunch to which the author of a book relevant to clinical social work practice is invited to present about their work, followed by a discussion between the audience and the author. You may check the Nassau Chapter Calendar for information about this program. For further information about the Book Author Brunch Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact the committee chairperson.
Susan Kahn, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Child, Adolescent, and Family Committee
The Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy Practice Committee brings together clinical social workers who are interested in clinical social work with children, adolescents and their families to discuss and explore issues relating to the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and families. The Committee meets monthly to share and discuss interesting cases in this area of practice in order to improve their clinical knowledge and skills and to learn from each other. You may check the Nassau Chapter Calendar for information about these monthly meetings. For further information about the Child, Adolescent, and Family Committee or to participate in that committee you may contact the committee chairpersons.
Susan Kahn, MSW, LCSW, BCD
The Legislative Committee discusses legislative issues and works closely with the Society’s Legislative Committee to help implement the Society’s legislative agenda. The chairperson of the Legislative Committee is a member of the Society’s Legislative Committee, which organizes all of the Society’s legislative activities. For further information about the Legislative Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact the committee chairperson.
Emanuel Plesent, MSW, EdD, LCSW
The Membership Committee works on attracting new members to the Society and to provide opportunities for networking among members of the Chapter. For further information about the Membership Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact the committee co-chairpersons.
Shannon Boyle, MSW, LMSW
"Transition to Private Practice" Mentorship Group
The "Transition to Private Practice" Mentorship Group offers members who are in or considering a transition from agency to private practice (full- or part-time) or who want to build an already existing practice an opportunity to come together in a supportive, sharing and collaborative environment to network, discuss clinical practice issues, obtain consultation from their peers and obtain mentoring. Managed care, marketing, consultation, niche marketing, business skills, how to find referrals and professional ethics are some of the issues we deal with. There is no cost to members for this group, which (follows the educational presentations or board meetings). For further information about the "Transition to Private Practice" Group, you may contact the group's leader.
Sheila Peck, MSW, LCSW
The Newsletter Committee produces the Chapter’s newsletter (Winter, Spring and Fall editions). For further information about the Newsletter Committee, to volunteer to serve on this committee or to write an article for the newsletter you may contact the committee chairperson and editor (for non-clinical material) or the clinical editor (for clinical material).
Committee Chairperson and General Editor
The Program Committee develops, coordinates and implements the Chapter’s annual education programs, including bi-monthly educational workshops, the Chapter’s annual education conference and other educational activities. For further information about the Program Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact the President Lorraine Fitzgerald, LCSW-R at email@example.com or the Past President Sheila Peck, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vendorship Committee provides information and consultation to assist members of the Chapter in dealing with managed care and other vendorship issues. The chairperson of the Vendorship Committee is a member of the Society’s Vendorship Committee, which organizes the Society vendorship-related activities. For further information about the Vendorship Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact the committee chairperson.
Susan Kahn, MSW, LCSW, BCD
The Website Committee makes sure that the Society’s website remains current and responsive to the needs of the Society. Each chapter has a chapter website coordinator who is a member of the Society’s Website Committee and is responsible to enter their chapter’s news and events onto their chapter’s web page on the Society website. If you have any chapter news to be placed on the Nassau Chapter web page or any chapter events to be placed on the Nassau Chapter Calendar on the Society website you may contact the chapter website coordinator.
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