Nitza K. Hasis, LCSW

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    Job Title :
    PROGRAM DIRECTOR/SUPERVISOR

    Areas of Treatment :
    FAMILIES, COUPLES, ADULTS

    Specialties :
    Social Work

    Practice Name :
    New Horizon Counseling Center

    Location :
    East Elmhurst, 11369 United States

    Practice Website :
    NHNHNHCCELMYORK@GMAIL.COM

    Years in Practice :
    1983

    Description of Practice :

    NITZA K. HASIS,LCSW IS THE DIRECTOR AND SUPERVISOR OF MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC OF NEW HORIZON COUNSELING CENTER LOCATED IN 100-30 DITMARS BLVD IN EAST ELMHURST, NY 11369.  SHE SUPERVISES A GROUP OF PSYCHIATRISTS, PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS DAILY, WHO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MORE THAN 200 PATIENTS A WEEK.  

    NITZA HASIS WAS ABLE TO CONDUCATE MONTHLY IN-SERVICES FOR HER STAFF MEMBERS AS WELL AS FOR THE PATIENTS AND THEIR PROFESSIONAL HELPERS.

    MOREOVER, MRS. HASIS WAS ABLE WITH THE COOPERATION OF HER STAFF MEMBERS TO REDUCE  SIGNIFCANTLY THE NUMBER OF HIGH-RISK PATIENTS IN HER CHARGE AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF PSYCH HOSPITALIZATIONS WITH A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS.  THE CLINIC IS CONSIDERED A SUCCESSFUL STORY.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    NITZA PROVIDES LONG/SHORT TERM THRRAPY TO ADULTS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE AND MODERATE MENTAL ILLNESSES. MODALITIES INCLUDING COGNETIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, REALITY ORIENTED AND SUPPORTIVE INSIGHT PSYCHTHERAPY. SHE'S FACILITATING SUPPORT THERPY GROUPS; EDUCATIONAL AND SELF-HELP FOR ADULTS SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES.

    IN ADDITION, SHE PROVIDES PSYCHO-EDUCATION FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. WORKING WITH COUPLES WHO ARE FACING MARITAL DIFFICULTIES.

    NITZA WORKS IN COLLABORATION WITH HOSPITALS, DAY PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTERS FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE PATIENTS.

     

    Areas of Expertise :
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Individual, Couples, Families, Mild to Severe Mental Illnesses

    Education/Degree :
    Yeshiva University, Bar Ilan university/Israel

    Year Graduated :
    1982,1984, 1998

    Board Certification :
    LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Local Public Speaking

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    AS A COMMUNITY WORKER FOR MANY YEARS IN ISRAEL AND USA, I HAVE TRIED TO HELP MY PATIENTS, WHO SUFFRERED FROM SERIOUS TO MODERATE MENTAL ILLNESS.

    Professional Society Memberships :
    National Association of Social Workers,

    Honors and Awards :

    • Graduated in 1982 from B-I with Magna Cum Laude
    • 'Shofar Award' from International Y-I 1994.

    Articles/Publications :

     

    • The Battered Woman, Home is Where the Heart Is, Jewish Social Work Form, 1996

    Teaching and Speaking :

    AS A PROGRAM DIRECTOR  AND SUPERVISOR I CONDUCT WEEKLY SUPERVISON AND MONTHLY IN-SERVICES FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE PATIENTS, IN WHICH INFORMATION ABOUT THE MENTALLY ILL POPULATION PROVIDED AND NEW RESEARCHES ARE DISCUSSING.

     MOREOVER, I OFTEN GIVE SPEACHES IN THE COMMUNITY CENTERS ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ENVIRONMENT, GENETICS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

    IN ADDITION, I RUN BIBLE WEEKLY WOMEN GROUPS FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE COMMUNITY WOMEN, WHO LEARN HOW TO BECOME MORE SPRITUAL, CONNECT TO THEIR ROOTS, AND APPLY IT TO EVERYDAY LIFE.

     

     

     

    Research Interests :

    THE IMPACT OF THE ENVIRONMENT'S STRESSORS UPON THE INCREASE OF MENTAL ILLNESSES IN THE COMMUNITY AMONG ADULTS AGES 18 AND UP.

    THE INFLUENCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH ON MENTAL FUNCTIONING.

    THE INCREASE RATE OF DEPRESSION WHICH CAN LEAD TO SUICIDAL IDEATIONS AMONG TEENAGERS AGES 14-19.

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    AS A WIFE  OF A COMMUNITY RABBI, I HELP MY HUSBAND TO RUN HIS SYNAGOGUE, BY ATTENDING TO MEMBERS' RELIGOUS AND PERSONAL NEEDS WITH A POSITIVE CARING ATTITUDE; HELPING MEMBERS BECOME IN TOUCH WITH THEIR CULTURE AND ROOTS. ALL SERVICES, MEALS AND REFRSHEMENTS ARE ALL FREE. THE RABBI, MR. JACOB HASIS  AND I ARE GIVING BIBLE CLASESS AS WELL AS RELIGOUS SERVICES FROM OUR PRIVATE HOME 365 DAYS A YEAR. ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE VERY INVOLVED IN RUNNING THE FAMILY  SYNAGOGUE.

    Attributes Success To:

     THE FAITH IN GOD, HARD WORK, THE SUPPORT OF MY HUSBAND, RABBI JACOB HASIS OF BAYSIDE'S SYNAGOGUE, AND THE LOVE OF MY TEN CHILDREN AND MY THREE GRANDCHILDREN.

    Languages :
    ENGLISH,HEBREW AND SPANISH FOR WORK.

    Place of Birth :
    ISRAEL

    Gender :
    female

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    THE NEW ENGLISH AND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

    Hobbies/Sports :
    READING AND TEACHING BIBLE CLASSES.

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