Educational Series: May 2022

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for May... "Understanding the Longterm Effects of Combat and Other Trauma" presented by Reverend James N. Rentz, Senior, DMin, retired LMFT, former Army Chaplain. Overall Purpose... To raise awareness of the pervasive, insidious and lingering effects of combat trauma and its propensity to … Continue reading Educational Series: May 2022

Educational Series: March 2022

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for March... "Nutrition and Brain Health: Boost Mood and Memory" presented by Lori Boyd, MSN, RN, CV-BC, Dip ACLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional. This session will focus on the importance of a holistic approach to brain health - specifically Lifestyle Medicine. The overall … Continue reading Educational Series: March 2022

Educational Series: January 2022

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for January… "Hope and Healing: Recovery from Addiction, Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families" presented by a panel from FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery), including Carroll Easterling, Mike Malone and clients in recovery. Overall Purpose... To give an overview of FAVOR’s mission of providing … Continue reading Educational Series: January 2022

Educational Series: November 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for November... "Providing Services to Children and Adolescents Who Are Deaf / Hard of Hearing or Blind / Visually Impaired" by Susan Pfister Cartwright (PsyS, NCSP, School Psychologist for SC School for the Deaf and Blind) and Krista Olsen (TVI, Technical Assistant for … Continue reading Educational Series: November 2021

Educational Series: September 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for September... "Depression in the Elderly" by Vanessa Thompson, DNP, NP, Director Behavioral Health Services at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Our speaker reminds us that healthcare providers, civic organizations and churches can be great starting points to ask about getting help. Here are … Continue reading Educational Series: September 2021

Educational Series: July 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for July... "Queer Communities 101: Basics to be More Inclusive in Clinical Practice" by M. Evan Thomas, PhD, LMFTA, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Chair of the Marriage and Family Program at Converse University. This presentation is … Continue reading Educational Series: July 2021

Educational Series: May 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for May… "Building a Trauma-Informed, Resilient Community" by Jennifer Parker, PhD, LPC, Director of Child, Youth and Family Initiatives for Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM). This talk provides a review of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and the associated lifespan risks, along with … Continue reading Educational Series: May 2021

Educational Series: January 2021

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for January... "How Best to Support Children and Families with ADHD" by moderator Rev. Christi Brown and panel: Dr. Mary Ladd, Emme Smith, Callie Berline and Christie Rogers-Larke. This group of experts will give background information on ADHD as well as speak about … Continue reading Educational Series: January 2021