Certified as a social worker in the state of New York, Susan Matorin is celebrating more than five decades of excellence in her field. She is currently serving as the treatment coordinator of the Affective Disorder Team of the Cornell Psychiatry Intensive Outpatient Program, where she’s been since 2000, and as a member of the Advanced Council and the 2nd Vice Chair of the Columbia School of Social Work, where she’s been since 1994.
Previously, Ms. Matorin garnered experience as the program director of the Cornell Psychiatry Intensive Outpatient Program, the director of social work at the Payne Whitney Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the chief of ambulatory social work in psychiatry at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, and the chief of social work for Washington Heights Community Service at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Other positions include adjunct associate professor of the Columbia School of Social Work and member of the board of trustees of the Martha K. Selig Educational Institute.
Ms. Matorin prepared for her career by completing postgraduate coursework at the Columbia School of Social Work in 1966 and a Bachelor of Arts at Vassar College in 1964. To keep in touch with her field, she joined prominent organizations like the Metropolitan Chapter Licensing Task Force, the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. She is a fellow of the American Orthopsychiatry Association.
With such an extensive background, Ms. Matorin is always looking for opportunities to share her knowledge. She gave a panel presentation, “Getting Better Health Care For Your Mind and Body,” at Fountainhouse and authored “Letters, Science, The New York Times Company” in 2016, and authored “Social Workers: Finding Solutions For Real Problems” for The Helen Rehr Center for Social Work Practice in 2015. Additionally, she wrote “Thriving at 70 and Beyond,” “Programs Offer People with Schizophrenia a Greater Role in their Own Care,” “Clutter Is In The Eye of The Beholder,” “Still Stressed About My Grades,” “Finding Joy in Social Work,” and “An Interdisciplinary Team to Inform Patient Decisions.” She contributed many more articles to professional journals and chapters to books over the years as well.
In light of her achievements, Ms. Matorin was honored with the Hyman J. Weiner Award from the Society for Social Work Leaders in HealthCare in 2006, the Centennial Award in 1998, and a Distinguished Service Medal from Columbia University in 1989. She was also proud to be listed among the pages of numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who in American Education.
When Ms. Matorin has free time, she enjoys playing piano, reading, walking, ballet, art, and hanging out with her family.