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The Social Work Role in the Treatment of Marginalized Populations in the Public Mental Health Sector

with the Office of Mental Health, Gina Corona, LCSW-R, and Samantha Fletcher, PhD, MSW

May 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Social work professionals from the NYS Office of Mental Health will discuss the role of social workers in public sector mental healthcare, specifically treatment of historically marginalized, underserved, and unserved populations. This chat will focus on the unique opportunities social workers have in providing patient-centered, culturally humble, and individualized services in a variety of settings (inpatient, outpatient, forensic) and geographic locations (rural, urban) within the public sector. This chat will also discuss the differences in providing professional social work services in the private and public sector.