MHA Spartanburg continually provides information about mental health, mental illness and seeking treatment. We host an annual Educational Series, with relevant speakers and topics. We also identify and coordinate additional helpful events throughout each year.

2021 Educational Series

Education sessions are held every other month, the second Thursday of the month. Events are free to the public. Or, through our partnership with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, social workers and counselors can receive Continuing Education Credits for a $15 fee.

Past programs have typically been held in person. However, continuing social distancing this year, our series will be presented online with Zoom Webinars. Register in advance using the links below, and you’ll receive additional instructions by email.

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Thursday, January 14
12:00 – 1:00 PM

How Best to Support Children and Families with ADHD

Presented By… Moderator Rev. Christi Brown and panel: Dr. Mary Ladd, Callie Berline, Emme Smith and Christie Rogers-Larke



Thursday, March 11
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Words to the Wise From an Old Soldier

The Lingering Effect of War and Other Traumatic Events

Presented By… Jim Rentz, PhD, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Army Chaplain Vietnam


Thursday, May 13
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Building a Trauma-Informed Community

Presented By… Jennifer Parker, PhD, Director of Child, Youth & Family Initiatives Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM)


Thursday, July 8
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Queer Communities 101

Basic Practices to be More Inclusive in Clinical Practice

Presented By… M. Evan Thomas, PhD, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Thursday, September 9
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Depression in the Elderly

Presented By… Vanessa Thompson, DNP, NP, Director Behavioral Health Services Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System


Thursday, November 11
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Providing Services to Children and Adolescents

Who Are Deaf / Hard of Hearing or Blind / Visually Impaired

Presented By… Susan Pfister Cartwright, Psy.S, Psychologist S.C. School for the Deaf & Blind

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