Welcome to the web page of the Rockland Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. The Rockland Chapter covers Rockland County.
The Rockland Chapter Board convenes every month (except July and August) at the St. Thomas Aquinas College, in Sparkill. After the monthly Chapter Board meeting, the Chapter offers a one-hour open clinical case discussion group, followed by brunch, during which there is an opportunity for networking. After brunch, there is a monthly continuing professional education workshop for which continuing education credits are awarded. The Chapter also has an annual education conference in the Spring. You may check the Rockland Chapter Calendar for information about Chapter Board meetings, educational programs and other activities.
The Rockland Chapter has an Education Committee, Legislative Committee, Membership Committee, Mentorship Committee and a Website Committee. If you have any questions about a committee or wish to join a committee, you may contact the committee’s chairperson listed below. You may check the Rockland Chapter Calendar for information about committee meetings and programs.
We welcome you to attend our monthly Board meetings, monthly educational workshops, annual education conference and other activities, to learn about the Society and the Rockland Chapter, to join with us and to participate actively in Rockland Chapter activities.
Contact the Chapter
President: Orsolya Clifford LCSW
President: Orsolya Clifford LCSW
Vice-President: Orsolya Clifford LCSW
Past President and Educational Committee: Beverley Goff, LCSW-R
Member-At-Large: Selma Porter, MSW, LCSW
Chapter Historian: Shirley Ross, MSW, LCSW, BCD
The Education Committee plans, coordinates and implements the Chapter’s program of monthly educational workshops and its annual education conference. The monthly workshops are free for all members of the Chapter and to students. There is a small fee for others. There is a registration fee for attendance at the Chapter annual education conference, which is reduced for members of the Chapter. For further information about the Education Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact one of the committee members.
Aimee Restifo, MSW, LCSW
State Legislative Committee
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.
Beth Pagano, MSW, LCSW
The Membership Committee works on attracting new members for 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 chairperson.
Private Practice Committee
The Private Practice Group meets monthly to offer support and networking to clinical social workers in private practice.
The Mentorship Committee provides opportunities for MSW students, recent MSW graduates and MSW members who are early in their clinical social work careers, to partake in mentorship groups where they can network, discuss topics pertinent to their development as clinical social workers and can receive guidance, support, nurturance and advice to further their professional development as clinical social workers. For further information about the Mentorship Committee, to join a mentorship group or to volunteer to serve on this committee or to lead a mentorship group you may contact the committee chairperson:
Beverley Goff, MSW, LCSW
Vendorship and Managed Care Committee
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.
Lorraine Schorr, LCSW-R
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.
The website coordinator also serves as listserv moderator. The listserv is an email-based communication service, allowing members to communicate directly with one another by email. The listserv plays an important role within the chapter with regard to members looking to refer cases, find or list office space for rent, share information on managed care and insurance issues and discuss current matters of concern to members.
To join the chapter’s listserv, or if you have any chapter news or events to be placed on the Rockland Chapter Society web page, contact the chapter website coordinator.
Monica Olivier, MSW, LMSW
Review this chapter's newsletters (if any) within the list of documents.