Fall 2019 Study Groups

Please join us for one, two or all three sessions!



Lunch & Networking


Continuing Education Presentation


208 Blacks Drive

Greenville,  SC


These Study Groups are targeted to Clinical Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists





September 27, 2019

My Body and My Mind: My Healers. 


Healing in Mental Health




The workshop will be a summary of how non

invasive, alternative practices and therapeutic

modalities assist in alleviating symptoms of

depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress,

mainly using the inner resources of our bodies.

It will start with an overview of Internal Family

System and how this model uses the body’s inner

ability to heal, after which there will

naturopath, and a chiropractor, describing mental

health conditions from their frames of reference

.  Along with theoretical frameworks,

the participants will be given many resources

and examples to use with their clients in the



 The clinicians will:

- learn to assist the clients in trusting their own 

physical, emotional and spiritual inner resources

-learn the gut and brain connection and what

happens with people mental health when this

connection is lost, emphasizing different

digestive deficiencies and signals when

dietary modification is needed, focusing

on enzymes, CBD oil, and homeopathic remedies

-different meditation, brain rewiring strategies,

and simple Qi Gong exercises

-explain the connection between the nervous

system and depression and anxiety and how

damage or interference to the nervous system

from thoughts, traumas and toxins can trigger

symptoms of depression and anxiety

-simple herbal formulas to help in alleviating

symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and

weaning of the psychotropic medication


Angela Mentink, Lac, Dipl. OM, ABT,

Brenda Baker, ND, MH, CNHP, LDHS, 

Brenda Baker is a board certified drugless practitioner

and owner of Authentic Health who offers  natural

holistic solutions for  health care needs.

Holly Callaway, DC 

 As a Doctor of Chiropractic my primary focus is to

ensure proper alignment and movement of the top

two bones of the spine to alleviate pressure on the

brain stem, creating more effective communication between the brain and body. I specialize in patients previously diagnosed with depression, recognizing

that proper nervous system function can alter

mental state and mood. 

Elena Corral, LISW-CP

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker she

specializes mainly in alleviating early childhood

trauma experiences for children, adolescents and

adults using integrative modalities, IFS, psycho-

dynamic, CBT, attachment, play and art



           SESSION 2

                 October 25, 2019

    Adverse Childhood Experiences 



 Adverse Childhood Experiences

(ACEs) are potentially traumatic

 and often culturally relevant events

that occur in a child’s life.

 When left untreated, these events

can have negative health and well-being

  outcomes throughout life.

  The ACE study provides empirical

  evidence on the impact these

 traumatic events can have in early brain,

 emotional, and physical development

  that  increase risks of substance use

  and abuse, depression, unintended

  pregnancies,physical disease, mental

  illness, under andunemployment,

poverty, and homelessness.

 Discuss how ACEs can be prevented and

 dealt with constructively in therapy.

 By building resiliency skills, the counter

 weight to ACEs, children and adults are

 more likely to be able to deal with

  negative situations without prolonged

  or unfavorable  outcomes. Pat will

  demonstrate how clinicians can

  change the focus of  conversations

  about trauma from what is

 wrong with the client to what has


 to the client, in order to facilitate

 compassionate healing   and resilience.



1.   Explain the significance of the  ACE 

     study  and how these risk factors

     contribute to  physical, mental, and

      behavior problems.

2.  Analyze the sensitive time frames for

     brain development where childhood

     trauma most impacts functionality.

3.  Summarize the three variables that

     determine the effects of maltreatment.

4. Recognize the significance that

      branchin and pruning of complex

     neural network have on brain

     development, cognition, and


5. Compile a working knowledge of how to

     implement steps toward prevention of

      ACEs and the accumulation of ACEs.



  Pat Patrick, MSW, LISW-CP currently

  provides consultative services to


  enhancing trauma informed services to

  children and families. He has extensive


  in child welfare and previously served as


  and director of SC Families First, a family

  empowerment movement within the SC

  Department of Social Services,


  implementing family group decision

  making  models. He has extensive

  experience in

 child welfare including child sexual abuse

  prevention campaigns locally, nationally

  and internationally, program development


  trial and community based settings.  As a


  Trainer in the Adverse Childhood


  Interface curriculum, he currently works


  communities in raising awareness of the

  impact of   childhood trauma.      


                      CREDITS: 3 CEUs

           SESSION 3

                     November 22, 2019

       Family Therapy: A Distinct Skill Set



This workshop will discuss a short history

of the development of family therapy and

the various schools of thought.


 1. Examine and discuss the various roots

     of family  therapy

 2. Discuss the differences between family

     therapy, couples work and individual

     therapy, particularly  regarding the

     therapist’s use of self

 3. Describe an integrative way of working

     conjointly with families


​                        INSTRUCTOR:

Ginger Culbertson    MSW, LISW-CP, LMFT

Psychotherapy with individual, couples and

families. Trauma focused work EMDR and

other energy work.; NLP Master Practitioner;

Clinical diploma of AAMFT; Clinical

Supervision and also  a Board Certified

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.
















































SCSCSW has not vetted all of the opinions, finding, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by our guest presenters. We do not necessarily endorse the material presented as being effective and appropriate within your individual practices. You are responsible for using your own clinical ethics and knowledge of your skills to determine whether and how this material is utilized within your clinical work. We also reserve the right to substitute a qualified instructor for any presentation due to unforeseen circumstances.

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