New York, NY, March 15, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Susan Matorin has over fifty years’ experience in the field of social work, and throughout this illustrious career, has garnered much professional acclaim.
Her education started at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964, before moving on to the Columbia University School of Social Work in Upper Manhattan. She graduated with a master’s in social work in 1966, and set out on a long and fulfilling career.
Susan’s clinical practice has been based at the historic Payne Whitney Clinic in Manhattan, which specializes in psychiatric care. She was recruited from Presbyterian Hospital Department of Psychiatry to serve as the Director of the Social Work Department. During her tenure at the Payne Whitney Clinic, she trained scores of staff and students in social work. She was honored with multiple prizes, including the Columbia University Alumni Federation Medal, the Columbia School of Social Work Centennial Medal for Leadership in Social Work Practice and the Hyman J Wiener Award at the National Meetings of Society of Social Work Leaders in Health Care.
Susan is a Senior Lecturer of Social Work in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical Center: she currently divides her time between clinical and administrative work in the ambulatory division of the Payne Whitney Clinic , and private practice in the Physicians” Organization where she provides therapy for individuals, couples, and families – many with a member with a serious mental health disorder. As an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work, for a number of years she taught a highly regarded course "Social Work with Families."
Throughout her career, Susan has authored a number of works, ranging from family treatment with adolescents, collaboration with pastoral care, psychopharmacology for social workers, the corporatization of mental health care, and stigma, including such titles as "The Failures of the Mental Health System," "Finding Joy in Social Work" and "Social Workers' Views on the Etiology of Mental Disorders," released across a range of publications. She has had many letters to the Editor published in professional journals and the New York Times on these topics.
Susan enjoys several professional affiliations, including with the New York City Chapter of the Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, and as a Board Member of the Helen Rehr Center for Social Work Practice, and on the Education and Research Committee of the Healthcare Chaplaincy. Outside of work, she volunteers her expertise to the Jewish Board of Children and Family Services.
Susan still has big plans for the future, with hopes to expand her literary efforts and take part in more professional writing, on both a national and international basis.