Social Work Programs

Selected Professional and Community Presentations

We welcome the opportunity to present before professional and lay audiences, to contribute to the dissemination of learning and improve the quality of clinical, community, and programmatic outcomes.

Adena Batterman, LCSW

Professional Presentations:

  • “A Preliminary Needs Assessment for the Development of an Education and Support Program for Early and Newly Diagnosed RA Patients.”D. Kurtz, LMSW, A. Batterman, LCSW, R. Horton, ACSW, T. Fields, MD, S. Paget, MD. ACR/ ARHP* Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA. 2007
  • “An Innovative Support and Education Program for Early and Newly Diagnosed RA Patients: Emerging Themes.” D. Kurtz, LMSW, A. Batterman, LCSW, R. Horton, LCSW, L. Leff, RN, BC, J. Reyes-Canu, RN, T. Fields MD and S. Paget MD. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 2009.
  • “Psychosocial Intervention for the RA Patient and Well Partner: An Innovative Approach.” Batterman, A, Pangas, M., Horton R. Fields T. Paget. S. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2003.
  • “Coping with the Impact of Severe RA: A Unique Education and Support Group Model.” Batterman A, Horton R, Pangas M, Fields T, Paget S. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 2000
Community Presentation:
  • “Managing Stress in Early RA.” Early RA Workshop, Hospital for Special Surgery, April 2008.

    *American College of Rheumatology / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals

Roberta Horton, LCSW, ACSW

Professional Presentations:

  • “Peer Counseling for Culturally Diverse Adults and Teens with Lupus.” Invited Symposium Speaker, with Wendy Doran, LCSW, and Karen Ng, MPH. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2004.
  • “Evaluation of Charla de Lupus Teen and Parent Chat Groups: A model for providing psychoeducational support for underserved families.” Doran, W., Horton, R., Peterson, MG., Moorthy, LN., Paget, SA., Flics, S. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2004.
  • “Preliminary Results of a Novel Psychoeducational Program Designed for System Lupus Erythematosus (SLE patients with self-perceived cognitive difficulties).” Harrison, MJ, Morris K, Barsky, J, Horton R, Toglia J, Robbins L,ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2003

Community Presentations:

  • Lupus Foundation of America. Invited Trainer, Support Group Facilitator Training National Education Meeting, Alexandria, VA, 2000.

Su Jin Kim, LCSW

Professional Presentations:

  • “The Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Care: A Multi-disciplinary Specialized Disease Center”. Persad, P., Kim, S., Richey, M., Salmon, J., Erkan, D., Kirou, K., ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta GA, 2010.
  • “A needs assessment to identify psychoeducational concerns of Asian Americans with lupus: can a peer volunteer program work?” Kim S, Horton R, Flics S, Engelhard, E, Paget S. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2003.
  • “Evaluation of a pediatric expansion of Charla de Lupus, a peer support/education program for underserved populations with SLE.” Kim S, Horton R, Urena B, Flics S, Paget S., Engelhard E. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

Community Presentations:

  • “Psychosocial Impact of Lupus and Cultural Considerations”, as part of Lupus Awareness Seminar: What the Asian community needs to know, Panel presenter. Co-sponsors: HSS LANtern Program and Asian and Asian American Research Institute at CUNY, NY, NY, 2011.
  • “Being Your Best Advocate”, co-presenters: Suzy Kim, LCSW and Juliette Kleinman, LCSW. HSS RA Support Groups and SLE Workshop 2010.
  • “Lupus, Sexuality and Intimacy: Beginning a Conversation.” co-presenters: Suzy Kim, LCSW and Jillian Rose, LMSW. HSS SLE Workshop, 2009.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medicare Part D and You: Advocating for your prescriptions. Co-sponsors: HSS Divison of Public and Patient Education and the Arthritis Foundation, NY, NY 2009.

Juliette Kleinman, LCSW, ACSW

Professional Presentations:

  • “Implementing Community Service Plan Strategies to Enhance Public Health of Hispanic Older Adults.” Kleinman, J., Seehaus, S., Horton, R. Aging in America Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA), San Francisco, CA, April 2011.
  • “A Hospital-Based Program to Address Health Disparities among Culturally Diverse Older Adults.” Kleinman, J., Horton, R., Seehaus, M. Aging in America National Conference, Chicago, IL,  March 2010.
  • “Culturally Sensitive Care: Focus Group Lessons VOICES 60+ Senior Advocacy Program.” Kleinman, J., Gonzalez, M., Horton, R., Seehaus, S. NCOA/ASA Aging in America National Conference on Aging, Las Vegas, NV March 2009.
  • “Evaluation of VOICES 60+: A Model, Volunteer-based Senior Advocacy Program for Rheumatology Patients.” Kleinman, J., Seehaus, M.,  Horton, R., Susan Flics, Paget, S. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting,  San Francisco, CA October 2008.

Community Presentations:

  • “Falling: From Fear to Confidence” Greenberg Academy for Successful Aging, November 2009, HSS Myositis Support Group March 2010.
  • “Falls Prevention Strategies”, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (Multiple enriched housing residences for seniors), Senior Companions at Henry Street Settlement 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • “Talking with Your Doctor”, New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (Multiple enriched housing residences for seniors), Senior Companions at Henry Street Settlement 2010, 2011.
  • “Making Your Home Falls Proof” Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Senior Center, 2010, 2011.
  • “Talking about Your Medicines” New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (Multiple enrihed housing residences for seniors) 2010.
  • “Being Your Best Advocate,” co-presenters: Juliette Kleinman, LCSW and Suzy Kim, LCSW. HSS RA Support Groups and SLE Workshop 2010.
  • “Utilizing Culturally Sensitive Best Practices when Working with Ethnically Diverse Caregivers and Families” panelist, “Contributions of Social Work Transitions: Impact on Family Caregivers,” New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care, 2009.

Maris Pasquale, LCSW

Professional Presentations:

  • “The Role of Social Work in an Interdisciplinary Pain Clinic Team Treating Rheumatologic/Musculoskeletal Conditions.” Pasquale, M., Seehaus, M., Horton, R. American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX, 2011.
  • “Living with Chronic Pain.” Hospital for Special Surgery, Annual Program on Pain Awareness, NY, NY  2008.

Community Presentations:

  • “The Emotional Impact of the Pain Experience of RA.” Early RA Workshop, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2011.
  • “Understanding and Managing Pain.” Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)® Teen and Parent Group, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2011.
  • “Understanding and Managing Pain.” SLE Workshop, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2011.
  • “The Emotional Impact of the Pain Experience.” Living with RA Support and Education Program, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2009.
  • “The Emotional Impact of Experiencing Pain.” SLE Workshop, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008.
  • “The Emotional Impact of the Pain Experience.” Early RA Workshop, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008

Lillian Mendez

Community Presentation:

  • “Lupus Overview: Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat) ® Programs”. LaGuardia Community College, 2010

Karen Ng, MPH

Professional Presentations:

  • “Strategies for Achieving Cultural Relevance for Lupus Education and Support.” Ng, K,  Horton, R, Yee, A) ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC, 2006.
  • “Bringing Lupus into the Asian-American Limelight.” Ng, K., Horton, R.,Yee, A. ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC, 2006.
  • “An Innovative Approach to Empower Women with Lupus and their Families.” Ng, K., Horton, R, Yee, A. APHA (American Public Health Association) Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2006.

Eliza Ngan- Dittgen

Community Presentations:

  • “A Personal Perspective on Lupus”, as part of a panel presentation: "Lupus and Our Asian Community: Why is Lupus an Asian Health Concern?”, Presenter. Asian Health & Social Service Council, Inc., 2010.
  • “The ABCs of Lupus” Radio presentation, Chun Wah Broadcasting Co., My-Lan Tran, and Eliza Ngan-Dittgen, 2010.

Jillian Rose, LMSW

Professional Presentations:

  • Annual Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Luncheon. Facilitator, Diversity Round Table Discussion. ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, 2006-2010.
  • “Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Pilot Community Education and Support Program for Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome and their Families.” Rose, J., Horton, R., Patel, J., Wiesel, R., Kaplan, V., Vega, J., Sammaritano, L., Erkan, D., Lockshin, D. M., European League Against Rheumatism Annual Scientific Meeting, Paris, France 2008.
  • “Utilizing a Lupus Teen/Parent Support Group for Pediatric Medical Education.” Rose, J., Horton, R., Paget, S., Hospital for Special Surgery. Pfeffer, B., Kahn, P., Eichenfield, A., Levy, D., Imundo, L.,Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center. ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2007 and European League Against Rheumatism Annual Scientific Meeting, Paris France, 2008.
  • “Developmental Considerations in Planning Interventions for Teens and Young Adults with SLE: Evaluation of the Charla de Lupus Teen Group.” Rose, J., Doran, W., Horton, R., Flics, S., Paget, A.S. ACR/ ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC,  2006.

Community Presentations:

  • “Special Psychosocial Needs of Lupus Patients.” The Institute for Family Health Professional Residency Program, 2010.
  • “Health Care Beliefs and Cultural Diversity.” Leadership Training Program, Hospital for Special Surgery 2006-2010.
  • “Coping with your Lupus.” Public and Patient Education Program, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2009.
  • “Lupus, Sexuality and Intimacy: Beginning a Conversation.” co-presented by Jillian Rose, LMSW and Suzy Kim, LCSW. SLE Workshop, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2009.
  • “Lessons Learned in Supporting Lupus Patients: HSS Lupus Support and Education Programs.” HHS Office of Women’s Health Leadership Summit, Washington, DC, 2008.
  • “Hospital for Special Surgery: Unique Support and Education Programs.” Greater New York Hospital Association, New York, NY, 2007.
  • “Coping with SLE for Children and Teens.” Lupus Alliance of Long Island/ Queens, Annual Lupus Symposium, Long Island, NY, 2006.
  • “What is Lupus?: Hospital for Special Surgery’s Lupus Support and Education Programs.” Panelist for “Understanding Lupus,” Minority Access, Inc. National Role Models Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2006.

Erica Sandoval, MSW

Community Presentation:

  • “What is Lupus?” Presented at multiple middle and high schools, New York City, 2010.

My-Lan Tran, LCSW

Professional Presentation:

  • “Evaluation of an Innovative National Program.” Tran M., Horton R., Yee A., Paget S. ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia PA, 2009.

Community Presentations:

  • “A Woman’s Health across a Lifespan,” “Rising to the Challenges of Being a Woman”. Panel moderator, Seventh Annual Asian Women’s Health Symposium: NY, NY 2010.
  • ”Lupus and Our Asian Community,” Why is Lupus an Asian Health Concern?” Panel Presentation, Moderator and Presenter. Asian Health & Social Service Council, Inc. 2010.
  • “The ABCs of Lupus” Radio presentation, Chun Wah Broadcasting Co., My-Lan Tran, and Eliza Ngan-Dittgen, 2010.
  • “LANtern’s SupportLine Service and Why Lupus is a Health Concern for the Chinese American Community” Radio interview, Chun Wah Broadcasting Co. May 17, 2010.
  • “Psychosocial Impact of Lupus” as part of a Panel Presentation, “What Do We Know About Lupus?”  Moderator and presenter. NY Chinese American Association, Flushing, Queens 2009.
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