NASW-NYS Western Division

NASW-NYS Western Division

Welcome to the NASW-NYS Western Division — building strength through association in the Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Wyoming counties. If you have any questions, or would like to get involved with the Western Division, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Contact us at western.naswnys@socialworkers.org

 

Western Division NASW-NYS Clinical Meeting
Tuesday October 6th
6:00pm -7:00pm

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Meeting will be an opportunity to discuss clinical questions/themes with other practicing and previously practicing clinical social workers. This meeting is an opportunity to collaborate with other social workers on clinical questions or resource questions! Please bring any client questions/examples to discuss!

 

Western Division NASW-NYS BookClub Meeting
Thursday October 8th
6:30pm -8:30pm

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Book: Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir by Annita Perez Sawyer

Meeting to discuss book themes including mental health, institutionalization, mental health treatment across time, diagnosis as well as the lived experience of psychologist who has undergone various mental health treatments herself. This event will be an additional opportunity to network with other social workers! Please read the book prior to attending!

 

Division Updates

   

Division Programs

Steering Meetings

The NASW-NYS Western Division meets monthly to discuss issues impacting the profession and share ideas on programs and initiatives that would best serve our members and community. All members, new and current, are welcome to drop by at any upcoming meeting! Can’t make it in person? Call-in option is available!

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Division Facebook Group

The NASW-NYS Western Division Facebook Group is a place for members and potential members to engage with a network of peers to connect, discuss, and share knowledge, information, and professional resources. 

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Community Events

Our Division has a variety of community events and meetings for you to get involved in, including (but not limited to):

  • Lunch & Learn (Fall 2018 Series) — Great for emerging professionals! 
  • Clinical Case Presentations — Open to all, even without presenting! 
 

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Contact Us

NASW-NYS Western Division
Director: Kat Procknal, LMSW
Western.naswnys@socialworkers.org
https://naswnys.org/western

MEET YOUR DIVISION

Western Division Steering Committee

Kat Procknal, LMSW
Western Division Director 

Over the past five years Kat Procknal has practiced various aspects of professional social work in Buffalo, N.Y. and Philadelphia, PA. She has taken on roles in crisis prevention and intervention at Crisis Services of Buffalo and NYSTART, which provides assistance to individuals and families with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses. Kat is an experiences micro- and macro- social worker and as a dialectical behavioral therapist in a residential treatment facility, a residential treatment facilities specialist through the N.Y. State Office of Mental Health and, currently, as a therapist within an outpatient clinic serving adolescents and families.

Visit the NASW-NYS Western Division Page at https://naswnys.org/western

 

WE NEED YOU!

Are you interested in mobilizing social workers in the Western New York area? Come join the NASW-NYS Western Division Steering Committee! We are seeking a group of candidates who can represent the division and have a passion for supporting their region.If you are interested in joining the Western Division Steering Committee, please submit your information to Western.naswnys@socialworkers.org