|Our Clinical Team |
Nadine Mass, LCSW – Director of Forensic Services
Nadine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated Hunter College School of Social Work in 1999. She is certified in Divorce Mediation, Critical Incident Stress Management and Eye Movement Desensitization and Response. She also serves as Reserve Clinical Social Work Officer with the United States Army. Nadine is an active member of the National Legal Aide and Defender Association, National Associaton of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Social Workers. Nadine also provides training in Criminal and Family forensics to an array of institutions.
Throughout her career, Nadine has worn many hats, which have contributed to a diverse practice and background. With a strong interest in client advocacy, Nadine has provided clinical and advocacy services to a myriad of populations: children of all ages, foster and birth parents, victims and offenders of crime and current and former military service members. She has provided extensive expert services for death penalty cases as a mitigation specialist.
Please contact us for a copy of her Curriculum Vitae.
Clinical Social Work Staff
Elliot Bardavid, LCSW
Elliot Bardavid is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned his MSW at Adelphi University School of Social Work in 1976. He has over 30 years experience working with families of children who have special needs, at a world renowned medical center in New York. Throughout his career, Elliot has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children and families. Elliot has been a field instructor and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Yeshiva University’s Wurtzweiller School of Social Work, Columbia University, and NYU School of Social Work. He is presently completing a two year post graduate program in Family Forensics at the Washington Square Institute.
Emily Hertz, LMSW
Emily graduate New York University with her MSW in 2005. She has specialized in working with serious mental illness with both children and adults, becoming a strong advocate for her clients. She has also provided both clinical treatment and passionate advocacy for at-risk pregnant adolescents. As a forensic social worker, Emily is innovative in her approaches with clients and committed to promoting change and growth.
Kristal Ferguson, MSW
Kristal Ferguson completed her MSW at Columbia University in 2002. With a passion for adolescents and child development Ms. Ferguson became a Supervisor and eventually, Director of Youth Services with Center for Community Alternatives working with adolescents in their Alternative to Incarceration program. In this capacity she managed several city and private performance based contracts. Ms. Ferguson obtained her Seminar in Field Instruction certification in 2006, which enables her to teach and mentor current graduate level social work students. Kristal’s focus with CFI is in family forensics where she provides both clinical intervention and serves as a strong advocate for her clients.
Harry Pollack, LCSW
Harry Pollack earned his MSW at Adelphi University in 1972. Harry is a retired Parole Hearing Officer, with a vast amount of experience in the legal system. He is a committed advocate for clients, with a great deal of experience providing psychotherapy and evaluations for severe mental disorders. As a former Reserve Service member, Harry has also worked with Vietnam and current era veterans addressing issues related to combat, PTSD and readjustment.