On April 30, 2015, Stockton University’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences designated Y.A.L.E. School Northfield counselor Nitsa Mavromatis as their 2014-2015 Field Instructor of the Year. Ms. Mavromatis received this recognition as a result of her ongoing contributions to and support of the Social Work program at the university.
Ms. Mavromatis has been working with Stockton University Social Work interns at the Y.A.L.E. School Northfield campus for the past five years. In her capacity as School Social Worker and Child Study Team member, Ms. Mavromatis provides clinical supervision, conducts observations, and teaches important topics such as confidentiality, ethics, therapeutic techniques, applied behavior analysis, and best practices to interns as they complete their student field work.
“I never turn away a potential intern,” said Ms. Mavromatis, adding “I believe that the interns’ experiences at Y.A.L.E. School help prepare them for the challenges of their future careers.”
Ms. Mavromatis holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stockton University and a Master’s degree from Rutgers University. In addition to field work students from Stockton University, she also supervises social work interns from Rutgers University. Ms. Mavromatis has been an adjunct professor at Richard Stockton University where she taught classes in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is certified by the Barbara Brenner School of Healing Sciences, and is a past recipient of the Ruth Newman Award for Excellence in Special Education.