Susan Matorin

Associate Professor

Susan Matorin teaches Social Work Practice with Families at the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW). She received her undergraduate degree at Vassar and a M.S. from CUSSW in 1966.

In her clinical practice at the Payne Whitney Clinic, Ms. Matorin specializes in individual, couple and family treatment in which one member has severe psychiatric disorder. 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 Program.
Ms. Matorin has published articles on family treatment with adolescents, collaboration with pastoral care, psychopharmacology for social workers, the corporatization of mental health care, and stigma. She 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.

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 by the National Association of Social Workers entitled "On Any Given Day," for its social work public education campaign.