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 meetings, annual education conferences ,and annual brunches are currently being conducted via ZOOM.  In the near future will work towards hybrid meetings (i.e., in-person with option to zoom if needed)- please check the events calendar for up-to-date information.

The Nassau Chapter Board normally meets every month (except July and August), at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. However, due to the coronavirus we are meeting via ZOOM approximately every 4 - 6 weeks (posted on the "Events" page and in the "View the latest events from this chapter").

On one to two months of the year, the Chapter Board meetings are followed by an educational program. The Chapter Board meetings, educational programs and mentorship group are open to Chapter members without charge.

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, Aging Committee, and Website Committee) or connect with larger State Society committees which address statewide issues (Legislative 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.

To read the last edition of the Nassau Newsnotes from Spring/Summer 2021 Click here

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Meet our Chapter Leadership - Pictures taken during 2020 Board Meeting


Left to right is Barbara Murphy and Shiela Rindler             Left to right is Patricia Traynor,
                                                                                                    Jennifer Shapiro-Lee, Linda Feyder
                                                                                                    and Eleanor Perlman



Left to right is Jannette Urciuoli and Susan Kahn                   Left to right is Linda Feyder, Eleanor Perlman,
                                                                                                         & Jannette Urciuoli



Barbara Murphy
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Open Position 

Treasurer :
Eleanor Perlman, LCSW-R
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Recording Secretary:  
Linda Feyder
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Member at Large:
Open Position 


State Level Member at Large:
Susan Kahn LCSW, BCD
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LMSW Representative 


Chapter Committees

Aging Committee

Sheila Rindler
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Book Club Committee

The Book Club meets annually to discuss a book relevant to clinical social work practice.  You may check the Nassau Chapter Calendar for information about this program.  For further information about the Book Club contact the committee chairperson, Susan H. Kahn, LCSW, BCD.

Susan Kahn LCSW, BCD
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Diversity Committee
A diversity committee has been formed to explore issues of diversity and how they affect us as clinicians and our work.
Meetings mostly occur on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 6:30.
For further information about the Diversity Committee or to volunteer to serve on this committee, you may contact the committee co-chairpersons.
Jannette Urciuoli


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 at

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.

Co Chairs: Patricia Traynor, LCSW 
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Co-Chair: Linda Feyder
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Maxine Witherspoon
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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.

Patricia Traynor, LCSW
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Public Relations Committee

Barbara Murphy
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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:

Eleanor Perlman, LCSW-R
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Nina Foley 
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Valerie St Berard
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Scholarship Committee/Education Committee   BSW and MSW Newest Scholars

Catherine Faith Kappenberg
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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.

Jannette Urciuoli, Ph.D., LCSW
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