Category Archives: Mental Health

The Transgenerational Transmission of Primary Trauma in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Editor’s Note:  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we hope that you find this post helpful in your work with clients experiencing trauma related to a diagnosis.  The author responded to our call for guest blogging.  If you are … Continue reading

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Inter-Generation Conflict and Gay Asian Men

Editor’s Note: Christopher Murray was asked to be a guest blogger for the Chapter as an honoree of the 2009 Emerging Social Work Leader Award.   As May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we would like to link you to the … Continue reading

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DSM-5 Projected for May, 2013: Publication Draft Revisions Continue To Be Met with Controversy and Challenges

Editor’s Note:  This article originally appeared in our March/April 2012 issue of Currents, the NASW-NYC Chapter newsletter. The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Task Force has projected publication of the APA’s new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for May of … Continue reading

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The Challenging Climate of the Mental Health System

Enormous Stresses for Clients and Dedicated Social Workers Sue Matorin, MS, ACSW; Treatment Coordinator, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical College (Faculty) Social work clinicians who work with clients with mental health problems know first-hand narratives … Continue reading

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