• Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-667-4074

Clinical Social Workers provide a broad range of services. They are an integral part of many specialized interdisciplinary teams working with patients, families and community providers. Often social work involvement starts at the point of a new diagnosis. The goal at this critical time is to understand the impact of the illness, maximizing coping strengths of the individual. Community resources can be identified to help in this process; we utilize the expertise of our Community Resource Specialist for this.   Periodic meetings allow problems that may arise to be resolved. Our approach includes the needs of family members who may be “hidden patients” also needing education and emotional support. Social Work interventions focus both on the current issues as well as planning for future needs. Clinical Social Workers take leadership roles in specialized programs such as DriveWise, groups for patients with depression and Wellness Programs through the Brain Fit Club. All of the work supports maintaining the highest level of independence and emotional wellbeing for our patients and families.

Lisa Cohen, MSW, LICSW, Social Work Program Manager
Lissa Kapust, LICSW, Social Worker
Abhilasha Natarjan, Social Work Intern
Doulovley Nazaire, Community Resource Specialist
Allison Troy, LICSW, MSW, Social Worker