Susan Matorin, A.B., M.S.W.

Psychiatry
Susan Matorin

In her clinical practice at the Payne Whitney Clinic, Ms. Susan Matorin specializes in individual, couple and family treatment in which one member has severe psychiatric disorder.

Ms. Matorin is the recipient of a number of professional awards including the Columbia University Alumni Federation Medal, the Columbia School of Social Work Centennial Medal for Leadership in Social Work Practice, and the Hyman J. Weiner Award at the National meetings of the Society for Social Work Leaders in Health Care (4/06).

She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work where she teaches "Social Work with Families", and the author of publicatons ranging from family treatment with adolescents, collaboration with pastoral care, psychopharmacology for social workers, the corporatization of mental health care, and stigma.. She served as Director of the Department of Social Work at Payne Whitney Clinic (1981-1997) prior its reorganization and thereafter organized the department's first Intensive Outpatient Progra (IOP).

In addition to private practice, Ms. Matorin consults with many social work organizations in New York around mental health issues.and serves on the boards of the Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, the education/research committee of the HealthCare Chaplaincy, and the education committee of the Jewish Board of Children and Family Services. Ms. Matorin can be seen in a video "On Any given Day", a marketing campaign for Help Starts Here by the National Association of Social Work .

A summary of Susan Matorin's Accomplishments and/or Appointments is listed as following:

  Former Director of SW/Payne Whitney, 1981-1997
  Current: Treatment Coordinator Affective Disorders at Payne Whitney
  Ms. Matorin teach "Social Work with Families" at Columbia School of Social Work.
  Winner of centennial medal at Columbia SW School.

To schedule appointments:
  Call - (212) 746-5772 [or]
  Email - smatorin@med.cornell.edu

Office hours are:
  Monday through Friday - 8:15 am to 7:30 pm
  Available Saturday by appointment.

 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [NYPH Employees Only]
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Publications

Schizophrenia in Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable Populations, ed. Alex Gitterman, Columbia University Press, 1991. When and How to Include Adolescents in Family Therapy, Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Vol 43, #6, pp.625-629, 6/92 (with L. Greenberg). Collaboration between Hospital Social Work and Pastoral Care to Help Families Cope with Serious Illness and Grief, (with C. hart), Psychiatric Services, 12/97The Corporatization of Mental health Services: the Impact on Training, Service, and Values in Humane Managed Care,ed by Schamess, Gerald and Lightburn, Anita. NASW Press, 1998Psychiatric Services, 5/02 Letter to Editor on Stigma

Honors and Awards

ACSW degreeMS degree from Columbia School of Social WorkNational Institute of Mental health FellowshipDean's Award Alumni Recognition Award -- CUSSWColumbia University Alumni Federation Medal 5/89Centennial Award for Leadership in Social Work Practice, Columbia School of Social Work Centennial 6/98.