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Susana Lopez-Sierra, MSW, - Unit Co-Chair

Marisa Baskin, LCSW, - Unit Co-Chair


Greetings Members! 

The Treasure Coast Unit has had a great year so far! We started this year with a relaxing networking Meet and Greet at the Brass Tap restaurant, then on to some great Continuing Education workshops which included topics on Mindfullness and Compassion Fatigue, Ethics, Legislative updates, to filling your Clinical Toolbox with Alternative therapies: EMDR, Ayuverda, Yoga and more!  

We celebrated Social Work Month in superhero form, with a dynamic speaker who spoke on Attributes of Leadership, and honored our local superhero's with a Social Worker of the Year Award and Public Citizen of the Year Award. All of this was made possible with the help of our Chapter Board Members and Administration, Steering Committee, Sponsors and Members. Thank you all so much!  

We are looking to fill new Steering Committee member positions! Positions we would like to fill are: Membership Chair, Legislative Chair, Social Media Chair, Event Chair, Unit Secretary and more! We seek ALL Members to take part in our unit planning retreat. We will be hosting a fun Unit Planning Retreat soon to help us plan for the upcoming year. Date/Time and location to be announced soon! If you want more information on this please send an email to  

Please remember to register for the NASW FL Annual Social Work Conference on June 14-16th, Fort  Lauderdale.  I hope to see you there! 

See below for more information upcoming events in the Treasure Coast! 

Susana Lopez-Sierra, MSW Unit Co Chair

Upcoming Events: 

May 24th, 2018 - NASW-FL Treasure Coast Unit presents "Social Work Social at Painting with a Twist" from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Painting with a Twist in Jensen Beach. Come out and have some fun with your fellow social workers and bring a friend, let your hair down, and just be you. Discover your inner artist. Paint along with artist to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening.
Registration is $35.00. We ask that pre-pay online to ensure your reservation

May 31st, 2018 Baker Act Training - 8:00-11:45am NAMI and Coral Shores Behavioral Health is presenting a Baker Act Training " Looking at all the Options", Guest Speaker: Martha Lenderman, MSW. Location: IRSC Wolf Technology Center, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart FL  34994. You will also be able to Tour of the Coral Shores facility. (This event is not a NASW FL Unit event but a representative will be in attendance to answer questions on membership and/or the association after the training.) Limited Seating. To RSVP send email to  

(June 2018) (Date and Time TBA) Basic Suicide Prevention Presented by the Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care (FL LINC) Project: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training: Basic suicide prevention training that shares suicide statistics, myths and facts, risk factors and warning signs, and creates community gatekeepers able to identify suicide risk, talk with suicidal people, and enlist help and resources. Approximately 1-3 hours. 3 CEUs for licensed/certified professionals. (This is not an NASW-FL event, however, a representative from NASW FL TC Unit will be available to answer any questions on membership or the association.) 

Susana Lopez-Sierra, MSW, currently works for Oasis Senior Advisors of the Treasure Coast a local, community-based referral senior living placement service. Susana earned her Bachelors of Social Work degree at Kean University (NJ) in 1997 and her Master Degree of Social Work at Barry University (FL) in 2010. Susana has more than 16 years of professional social work experience. During the past seven years, she has concentrated her clinical practice in the area of Geriatric Care & Case Management. Most recently she worked as a Case Manager with Martin Health Systems in Stuart, Florida. She has also served as a Hospice Social Worker and a Long-Term Care Coordinator for a managed care insurance company. Susana lives in St. Lucie County with her husband and son.

Marisa Baskin, LCSW, was born and raised on the Treasure Coast where she currently lives with her family. She spent time studying in Madrid, Spain, and later received her BSW at Florida State University and MSW at Florida Atlantic University. She has a private practice in Stuart. Prior to private practice, Marisa worked with Martin Health System Cancer Center and Treasure Coast Hospice.