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​​​​​​MESSAGE FROM THE UNIT


Hello, Social Workers!  

I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and that you're off to the beginning of a great new season. We're getting off to a great start with respect to planning our NASW upcoming season. We have our next steering committee meeting on Sunday, September 16. We encourage anyone who has a little time and some interest in getting involved to join us at this planning meeting. I promise we won't rope you into doing more than you want. We appreciate having people share their thoughts and ideas even if you don't take on a larger role. We're an enthusiastic group of amazing social workers and we appreciate having more voices and bodies.

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 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:

  • Elan Recovery and Wellness - 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
  • Mom's Meals -  Oct. 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!


Joyce Lampert, LCSW

palmbeach.naswfl@socialworkers.org





UPCOMING EVENTS


September 17, 2018 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Trauma and EMDR Therapy through the Lens of Emotional Intelligence:  Neurobiology and Clinical Focus" with Revital Goodman, PhD, LCSW,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Education Building, Classroom B. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.  This workshop is sponsored by Elan Recovery and Wellness.
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!


September 24, 2018 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "Literally Speaking:  The Significance Language Plays in the Therapy Process and in the Client's Life" with Joyce Lampert, LCSW
, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW Members and Non-members and $5.00 for non-members seeking CE Credit.  RSVP is requested but not required.   This workshop is sponsored by Elan Recovery and Wellness.   
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October 8, 2018 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food" with Arlene Englander LCSW, MBA, PA, 
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University in Palm Beach Gardens. Registration is FREE for NASW members and non-members and $5 for non-members seeking CE Credit.This workshop is sponsored by Mom's Meals.
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​​​​​October 15, 2018 • Boca Raton, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food" with Arlene Englander, LCSW, MBA, PA,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Education Building. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.  This workshop is sponsored by Life Skills South Florida.
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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


Bridget Trenkle, LCSW – Membership Chair

bridgettrenkle@gmail.com


Andres Torrens, LCSW - Legislative Chair

artorrens@aol.com


Debra Fox, LCSW - Sponsorship Chair

dfoxcsw@aol.com


Leon Melnitsky - Technology Chair
leon.melnitsky@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

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