Title: Senior Lecturer of Social Work in Psychiatry
Company: Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Location: New York, New York, United States
Susan Matorin, Senior Lecturer of Social Work in Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell College of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social work.
After achieving a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 1964, Ms. Matorin became a certified social worker and obtained a Master of Science from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1966. Spearheading an illustrious career in social work, she currently excels as a senior lecturer of social work in psychiatry at Weill Cornell College of Medicine. In addition, since 2002, she has been a treatment coordinator on the effective disorder team with the Cornell Psychiatry Intensive Outpatient Program, where she was previously program director from 1997 to 2000. To add to her feats, Ms. Matorin has been a member of the Advanced Council, second vice-chair and chair of the Lucille Austin Lectureship Committee of the Columbia School of Social Work.
In the earlier years of her career, Ms. Matorin was chief of social work of the Washington Heights Community Service with the New York State Psychiatric Institute from 199 to 1978, as well as an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia School of Social Work in 1977. From there, she went on to serve as chief of ambulatory social work in psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center from 1978 to 1981 and as director of social work at the Payne Whitney Clinic New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center from 1981 to 1997.
Having contributed numerous articles to professional publications, Ms. Matorin has also had numerous letters on mental health and social work issues published in the New York Times, including “Letters, Considering a Corona Virus Divorce” from 2020. Notably, she was the recipient of the Hyman J. Weiner Award from the Society for Social Work Leaders in HealthCare in 2006. Earlier, she accepted a Centennial Award in 1998, was nominated for Social Work Director of the Year by the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care in 1995 and was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal from Columbia University in 1989.
A fellow of the American Orthopsychiatry Association, Ms. Matorin also maintains affiliation with the Metropolitan Chapter Licensing Task Force of the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She is also a member of the Pastoral Education and Research Committee with the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network and a member of the board of trustees of the Martha K. Selig Educational Institute and the Jewish Board. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing piano, reading, walking, ballet and art. To attest to her legacy, Ms. Matorin is also listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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