Upcoming ESCOTA events

Parkinson’s and Its Psychosocial Impact on Patients and Families

  • Thu, October 13, 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Carter Burden, Metro East 99th Adult Day Care Center, 301A E 99th St. (off 2nd Ave.)

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Agenda:

3:00pm: networking

3:40pm: announcements, presentation & Q&A

Speakers: 

Amy C. Lemen, MA, LCSW, C-ASWCM, Program Director, Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center

Meghan M. Sweeney, LMSW, Social Worker and Program Coordinator, Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center

Bios:

Ms. Lemen oversees all aspects of the Fresco Institute’s programs and services. She is the Managing Director of the Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative and oversees the Edmond J. Safra Parkinson’s Wellness Program-NYC. She is the co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Home Visit Program for Parkinson’s and the founder of the Fresco Institute’s master of social work training program. She is a psychotherapist specializing in helping individuals, care partners, and families with the emotional adaptation of living with Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders and other neurodegenerative illness. She is adjunct assistant professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work and adjunct instructor, NYU School of Medicine. She received her bachelor of arts from NYU and her master of social work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She received the NYU Langone Individual Excellence Award in 2012 and the Emerging Social Work Leader Award from the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in 2015.

Ms. Sweeney serves as a key member of the Fresco Institute’s social work, support, and wellness team. Her clinical work includes assessment, education, supportive counseling, support group facilitation, and connection to programs and services for patients, care partners, couples, and families. She coordinates the Interdisciplinary Home Visit Program for Parkinson’s, assists in the coordination of the Edmond J. Safra Parkinson’s Wellness Program-NYC and serves as a field supervisor for the Fresco Institute’s master of social work training program and adjunct lecturer, NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her areas of interest include movement disorders, chronic illness, dementia, home-based medical care, and geriatric mental health. She received her bachelor of arts from Muhlenberg College and graduated with honors as master of social work from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. 

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