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​​​​​​MESSAGE FROM THE UNIT


Hello Social Workers!!!

I am so excited to be stepping into the role of Palm Beach Unit NASW chair.  Now that the summer is almost over we are excited to kick off the fall with our first Steering Committee meeting on October 14th at 2 PM in Boca Raton.  Please contact me if you would like to attend by emailing:
palmbeach.naswfl@socialworkers.org.  We encourage you to come and see what we are all about, provide input and get involved!!! We have a fabulous group of social workers who are part of the group and play an active role in the chapter planning committee, come and share your thoughts and ideas or just sit and listen!!

As a reminder, we offer 8 opportunities for 8 CE hours, 8 sponsored dinners and 8 networking events in our season that runs from Sept through May (2nd Monday in PBG, 3rd Monday in Boca) as well as a sprinkling of other events throughout that includes our annual March Social Work Awards Event! We can definitely use your help planning some of these events.

Also, we encouraged everyone to get to know our sponsors. If you believe they could be a good fit for any of your clients, we encourage you to send some business their way! 

So far this season our sponsors are:

  • Banyan/BHOP Treatment Center - Sept. 17 - Trauma and EMDR Therapy through the Lens of Emotional Intelligence:  Neurobiology and Clinical Focus and Sept. 24  - Literally Speaking:  The Significance Language Plays in the Therapy Process and in the Client's Life
  • Monte Nido & Affiliates - October 8 - Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food
  • Life Skills South Florida - Oct. 15 -Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food
  • Elements Behavioral Health - Nov. 19 - Relationships in Addicted Families:  When Normal People are Impacted by Abnormal Situations


Hope to see everyone soon!

Alyse November, LCSW
palmbeach.naswfl@socialworkers.org




 UPCOMING EVENTS


​​​​​​​​​November 12, 2018 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach North Unit presents "Hoarding is More Than a Reality TV Show" with Ann Meyerson, MEd, PhD, 
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW Members and students and $10 for Non-members. This workshop is sponsored by Senior Helpers.     
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November 19, 2018 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Relationships in Addicted Families:  When Normal People are Impacted by Abnormal Situations" with Kathryn Shafer, PhD, LCSW,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.    This workshop is sponsored by Elements Behavioral Health.
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January 21, 2019 • Boca Raton,FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Ethical Ins and Outs of Telemental Health" with Monica Berger, LCSW,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.    
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April 15, 2019 • Boca Raton,FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Intimate Partner Violence:  The Ultimate Betrayal" with Tracey Rubenstein, LCSW,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.    
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May 20, 2019 • Boca Raton,FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Mix, Match and Blend:  Counseling with Interfaith and Multicultural Couples and Families" with Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.    
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UNIT LEADERSHIP


Alyse November, LCSW - Unit Chair

palmbeach.naswfl@socialworkers.org


Patricia Goodrich, MSW – Northern Sub-Unit Chair
pgoodrich213@gmail.com


​Sharon O'Halloran, LCSW, ACSW, BCD - Vice Chair

ohallorannorahs@aol.com


Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW - Southern Sub-Unit Co–Chair

drsallyvalentine@me.com


Vivienne Steinhardt, LCSW - Southern Sub-Unit Co–Chair

vivboca@yahoo.com


Mya Breman LCSW - Secretary
gaylebreman12@gmail.com


Terrence Carn  – Membership Co-Chair

tcarn@helpingsavelives.org


Rorri Geller-Mohamed  – Membership Co-Chair

rorri1022@gmail.com

Andres Torrens, LCSW - Legislative Chair

artorrens@aol.com


Debra Fox, LCSW - Sponsorship Chair

dfoxcsw@aol.com


Cristina Farah - Technology Chair

kiwizie@gmail.com


Darian Matos - FAU MSW Student Ambassador

Dmatos2012@fau.edu


Joyce Lampert LCSW  – Committee Member

 


Arlene Englander, LCSW, MBA - Committee Member
arleneenglander@aol.com


Deborah Nesbit, LCSW, ACSW - Committee Member

deborahnesbit@bellsouth.net


Eva Nowakowski, PhD, LCSW, MPH - Committee Member

enowakowski-sims@barry.edu


Barbara Brakel, ACSW - Member-at-Large

brakelkartell@bellsouth.net


Linda Kartell, LCSW - Member-at-Large

brakelkartell@bellsouth.net


Clarinda Shabazz, LCSW - CCNLI Chair

cyshabazz1954@yahoo.com


Leigh Routman, MSW, ACSW - Committee Member

leighroutman@gmail.com


Elmer Higgins - Barry MSW Student Ambassador

PALM BEACH UNIT