Mid-Hudson Chapter

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Welcome to the web page of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work.  The Mid-Hudson Chapter includes NYSSCSW members living and/or practicing in five counties: Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan and Ulster Counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region.

The Mid-Hudson Chapter Board offers its members the services of its Membership Committee, Education Committee and its Peer Consultation Group.

The Mid-Hudson Chapter Board meets four times annually (typically, in September, November, February and April or May). Members are welcome to attend Board meetings and to participate in all Mid-Hudson Chapter activities.  The Mid-Hudson Chapter offers quarterly clinical training workshops. Its Peer Consultation Group for licensed social workers and other licensed community mental health professionals meets monthly in Poughkeepsie.  

Contact the Chapter: For more information about NYSSCSW and its Chapters, please write or call the NYSSCSW office at: [email protected] or, call: 1-800-288-4279.

PresidentLinda Hill, MSW, LCSW

Past President: Rosemary Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Chapter Leadership

Linda Hill, MSW, LCSW

Past President
Rosemary Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Louise Marcigliano, MSW, LCSW

Myrna Sadowsky, MSW, LCSW

Community Liaison
Carol Bersak, MSW, DSW, LCSW, BCD

Technology/Internet Adviser:  
Susan Dean-Miller, MSW, LCSW

Web Page Coordinator:
Rosemary Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Rachel Cea, MSW, LMSW

Barbara Solomon, MSW, LCSW

Mila Sverdlov, MSW, LCSW

Chapter Committees:

Membership Committee:

Judith E. Elkin,  MSW, LMSW

Our Membership Committee provides programs to inform and support the Chapter membership. It organizes programs to provide opportunity for networking among members of the Chapter. 

Education Committee:

Our Education Committee plans, coordinates and implements the Chapter’s quarterly clinical training workshops which offer attendees the NY State Education Department Approved continuing education credits, You may check the NYSSCSW ACE (Advanced Clinical Education Foundation) website for information about the Mid-Hudson Chapter scheduled workshops, and to register online for a workshop.

Cynthia Muenz, MSW, LCSW, Chair, Education Committee
C. Thaddea Compain, MSW,  LCSW

NYSCSW Legislative Committee:

See the NYSSCSW web site page for lists of confired and pending Legislation in the New York State Legislature, pertaining to social work, promoted and initiated by the Society, or by the Society in collaboration with local and national social work organizations.

Chapter Groups:

Peer Consultation Group:

The Peer Consultation Group provides a setting where licensed clinical social workers and other licensed mental health professionals, who practice independently according to NY State Education Department regulations, meet in a supportive environment to share, discuss and explore cases and issues which they encounter in clinical practice. Meetings are held during the second Friday morning of each month year round. 

Linda Hill, MSW, LCSW, Facilitator