Charleston Area Salon Series, Fall 2019



September 26:  “The New Science of ECT” 

Presented by Ed Coffey, M.D. 

At the home of Martie Adams


October 17:  “Treating Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in Adolescent Patients--An Integrated Approach”

Presented by Brittany Bryant, LISW

At the home of Martie Adams


November 7:  “Visitation Refusal and Parental Contact Problems:  Is it Parental Alienation?” 

Presented by Leslie Armstrong, LPC, and Helen Wheeler, LPC

At the home of Sue King


December 12:  Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview of Prevalence, Core Symptoms, Evidence-based Treatment, and Local Community Resources”

Presented by James Truelove, LISW

At the home of Emily Johnson



All Salons meet on Thursdays at 6:00 PM for networking and food.  Programs are presented 6:30 - 8:30 PM, and 2 CEUs are awarded.


To register, and for the addresses of the meetings, please contact Martie Adams,, or 843-696-7920.


Fees:  Members, $20; Non-members, $30; Students, $10



Greenville Area Salons

     Thursday, October 3rd and Thursday, December 5th, 6:30 to 8 PM

     3 Wonderwood Drive, Greenville, SC

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     Space is limited.

     Fees:  Members, $20; Non-members, $30; Students, $10

     Thursday, October 3rd

     From Distress to Resilience: An Overview of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples

    Makarios Tabor, MSW, LISW-CP, MAC, CACI

    Makarios Tabor is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice at Pettigru Counseling Associates (Greenville, SC) whose       work is focused on helping couples “heal relationships and create relationships that heal”. He has completed advanced               training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and is currently working towards certification. He has also received training in     Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator for premarital counseling. His background as     a   certified addictions counselor (MAC and CAC) also supports his couples work. Prior to entering private practice, he led the   IOP     program at a substance use disorder facility and served on a state-wide Leadership Academy through DAODAS that was   responsible for developing and teaching a process group therapy model for clinicians throughout the state. He received his MSW   from the University of South Carolina, during which time he worked extensively with people experiencing homelessness in   Columbia, SC, specializing in supportive housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. He received his undergraduate degrees in   Psychology and Philosophy from Northeastern University in Boston.

In this brief overview of EFT, the following topics will be covered:

- The role of Attachment Theory in EFT, including the importance of a secure bond for healthy relationships;
- The basic pattern of how couples in distress tend to get stuck;
- Fundamental tools from EFT to help couples deepen their emotions and communicate their needs to help strengthen their bond; 
- How these tools can also be applied to working with individuals and families.

You will come away from this presentation with increased confidence and a new perspective on the challenging (and rewarding) world of couples therapy, equipped with insights and tools for enhancing the well-being of your clients.




Thursday, December 5th

  Being HIPPA Compliant: What We Need to KNOW!

  Tamara Houston, LISW-CP-S

  Tamara is an experienced Clinical Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry.     Private  practice operates on the premise that stress surrounds us daily and can be managed effectively with the appropriate   interventions.  Tamara enjoys working with adults experiencing life transition, grief/bereavement, and trauma. Tamara utilizes the   following therapeutic frameworks to aid in helping clients alleviate stress in their lives: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-   Focused, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Practices.

 HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and   security provisions for safeguarding medical information. The law has emerged into greater prominence in recent years with the   proliferation of health data breaches caused by cyberattacks and ransomware attacks on health insurers and providers. Come to   this Salon to learn what is emerging in this critical domain of our practice as psychotherapists.


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