Charleston Area Salon Series, Winter/Fall Spring 2020

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


     3 Wonderwood Drive, Greenville, SC

     All Salons meet on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for networking and food.  Programs are presented 7:00 - 8:30 PM, and 2 CEUs are         awarded.

     RSVP at

     Space is limited.

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

Thursday, March 12

Presentation Topic: Parental Alienation

Our guest from the low country, Helen Wheeler, will discuss parental alienation as a family systems issue and will talk about Minuchin, Haley and Bowen and cross generational alliances, enmeshment, triangles and boundary issues.  Helen will also discuss the extreme level of enmeshment involved in parental alienation and give a definition of parental alienation.  Psychological maltreatment and domestic violence may be viewed as a part of PA, and that landscape of the topic will also be discussed.  


Thursday, May 14

Presentation Topic: Sandtray/Sandplay Therapies

Deborah Armstrong will provide a working definition of sandtray/sandplay work, will discuss the wide range of ways that this practice can be applied within therapy, and will very importantly give participants a taste of what this approach feels like experientially.



Questions about these salons can be directed to:

Deborah Armstrong, 864-593-2752,


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