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PALM BEACH UNIT



​​​​​​MESSAGE FROM THE UNIT


Welcome to the Palm Beach County Chapter!!


As a reminder, we offer 16 opportunities for 16 CE hours, 16 sponsored dinners and 16 networking events in our season that runs from Sept through May at our two locations (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 and encourage you to get more involved with the Palm Beach NASW Unit.  Meet great people, get connected, learn about other events in the community, job opportunities and more!!

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! If you know anyone who would like to sponsor an event please let us know.  This is a great way to connect the community to NASW Palm Beach!!

 Just to catch up on the exciting events that we NASW Palm Beach Unit has participated in since May. We participated in two pinning ceremonies for BSW MSW and DSW graduates from Florida Atlantic University and Barry University. We also participated at FAU’s orientation program for social work students entering the social work bachelors, masters and doctoral programs. 

Hope to see you at one of our next meetings!  If you would like to become more involved in the Unit please email me.

Alyse November, LCSW
palmbeach.naswfl@socialworkers.org




 UPCOMING EVENTS


​​​​​​October


October 14, 2019 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL 
*NASW-FL Palm Beach North Unit presents "Maternal Voices:  How to Engage Women with Substance Use Disorder to Healing and Recovery" with Heather Howard, MSW, LCSW, PhD,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW Members and $10 for Non-members.  RSVP is requested but not required.  This workshop is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health.  
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October 21, 2019 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Fundamental Concepts of Schema Therapy" with Joshua Kates, 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. Space is limited!  Early Registration is recommended!  Due to construction at our meeting location, you will NEED TO PRE-REGISTER for this workshop. Please give yourself plenty of time to park as the parking lot is partially blocked off.    This workshop is sponsored by Brightstar Care.
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November


November 11, 2019 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "What Every Social Worker Should Know About Immigration Law" with Gina M. Fraga, Esq.
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University, PB Gardens Campus. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.Acosta & Fraga Law, PLLC is generously sponsoring dinner.    
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November 18, 2019 • 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, CAP, E-IAYT,
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. Space is limited!  Early Registration is recommended!    This workshop is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health.
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January, 2020


​January 13, 2020 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "Gaslighting and Other Forms of Emotional Abuse" with Sara Trosty Walsh,LCSW
,from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.  This workshop is sponsored by Banyan Treatment Centers.
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January 20, 2020 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Dementia: Clinical Issues that Arise in Working with Patients and Caregivers" with Alyse November, 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. Space is limited!  Early Registration is recommended!    This workshop is sponsored by CSI Caregivers Services.
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February


February 10, 2020 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "How 211 Can Help Local Seniors" with Erin McConnell, MSW, CIRS-A, CIRS & Patrice Schroeder, MA Human Behavior,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.    This workshop is sponsored by Center for Discovery.
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February 17, 2020 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Intimate Relationships: Healing through Mindfulness Sex" with Sally Valentine, PhD, LCSW, QS, CSTS,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. Space is limited!  Early Registration is recommended!    This workshop is sponsored by Banyan Treatment Centers.
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April


April 13, 2020 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "I Think My Client has an Eating Disorder" with Dr. Joann Hendelman, PhD, FAED, CEDS, CEDRN, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.Dinner is generously being sponsored by CSI Caregivers Services.   
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April 20, 2020 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Body Image in Eating Disorders with Diverse Presentations and Populations" with Lara Conley, LCSW and Melanie Smith, LMHC, CEDS,
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. Space is limited!  Early Registration is recommended!    
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May


May 18, 2020 • Boca Raton,FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "The Power of Resiliency: Overcoming Adversity and Utilizing Resources" with Tonya Pignato, 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. Space is limited!  Early Registration is recommended!    
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UNIT LEADERSHIP


Alyse November, LCSW - Unit Chair

palmbeach.naswfl@socialworkers.org


Joyce Lampert, LCSW - Immediate Past Chair

Joycelampertlcsw@gmail.com


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

Julie McDermott, MSW - Membership Co-Chair

henning.jules@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


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