Nassau Chapter

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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), at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. On two or three months of the year, the Chapter Board meetings are followed by an educational program and a meeting of our Mentorship Group. The Chapter Board meetings, educational programs and mentorship group are open to Chapter members without charge.

The Chapter also holds an annual education conference.

In November, the Chapter holds an annual member brunch providing members with a networking opportunity and an educational workshop is presented. You may check the Nassau Chapter Calendar for information. CEU credits are available for most of our programs.

In June, we have our end-of-year brunch 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,  Program Committee and Website Committee) or connect with larger State Society committees which address statewide issues (Legislative Committee and Vendorship Committee). If you have any questions about a committee or would like to join a committee, you may contact the chairperson listed below. Also, 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, educational programs, annual education conference, book author brunch, annual 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

President
Joseph Reiher, MSW, LCSW, BCD
(516) 513-0704
mitygoodtherapy@gmail.com

 

Chapter Leadership

Vice & Past President: Lorraine Fitzgerald, MSW, LCSW-R
(516) 987-6931
lorraine@grieflistener.com

Treasurer
Eleanor Perlman, LCSW-R
(631) 368-9221
elliep5@aol.com

Legislative Chair: 
Emanuel Plesent, Ed.D, LCSW-R
(516) 747-4474
Divmediationli@aol.com

Recording Secretary
Fran Futterman, LMSW
(631) 897-0706
Franfny@yahoo.com

Membership Chairs

Patricia Traynor, LCSW
(516) 840-1550
ptraynor@optonline.net

Vendorship & Managed Care Committee Chair
Susan Kahn, MSW, LCSW, BCD
(516) 482-1269
shkahn@verizon.net

Program Chairs
Kathleen Coletta, LCSW
(516) 318-1359
coletta@optonline.net

LMSW Representative:
Diane Stein, LMSW
(516) 318-8924
dstein19@gmail.com

Chapter Committees

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
(516) 482-1269
shkahn@verizon.net

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.

Committee Chairperson - To Be Determined

Membership Committee

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.

Fran Futterman, LMSW
(631) 897-0706
Franfny@yahoo.com

Patricia Traynor, LCSW
(516) 840-1550
ptraynor@optonline.net


Mentorship Group

The "Mentorship Group" offers new social workers to the field working in agencies or searching a position an opportunity to network, build skills, and discuss clinical practice issues among peers with "guest" seasoned clinicians in a supportive and collaborative environment.  After seasoned clinicians share their expertise in a short informal educational program, a process group discussion will follow in a safe, supportive environment.  If you are a "seasoned clinician" passionate about your work, please contact the chairperson to support this effort.


Committee Chairperson:

Lorraine Fitzgerald, MSW, LCSW-R
9516) 987-6921
Lorraine@grieflistener.com

Newsletter Committee

The Newsletter Committee produces the Chapter’s newsletter (Winter 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 Co-Chairs:
Shannon Boyle, MSW, LMSW
(516) 425-1128
shannonboyle@hotmail.com

Kathleen Coletta, LCSW
(516) 318-1359
coletta@optonline.net

Clinical Editor:
Prudence Emery, MSW, LCSW
(516) 621-4878
pemery@optonline.net

 

Program Committee

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:

Shannon Boyle, MSW, LMSW
(516) 425-1128
shannonboyle@hotmail.com

Kathleen Coletta, LCSW
(516) 318-1359
coletta@optonline.net

Vendorship 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.

Susan Kahn, MSW, LCSW, BCD
(516) 482-1269
shkahn@verizon.net

Website Committee

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.

Shannon Boyle, MSW, LMSW
(516) 425-1128
shannonboyle@hotmail.com

Lorraine Fitzgerald, MSW, LCSW-R
(516) 987-6931
lorraine@grieflistener.com

Chapter Newsletters

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