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16th Annual Social Work Conference: Current Information & Techniques in SW

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16th Annual Social Work Conference
Current Information and Techniques in Social Work

Friday, September 23, 2016  |  8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Daniel Island Club  600 Island Club Drive  |  Charleston, SC 29492

Conference Overview

This year's conference will be held just twenty minutes north of downtown Charleston at the Daniel Island Club, a state-of-the-art facility in a beautiful Lowcountry setting. Join us for one full day of education and networking as we address information and techniques in Social Work to stay current in your practice.

Conference Faculty:

Christina Andrews, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor
College of Social Work
University of South Carolina

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


Elena Bell, LISW-CP, ACSW
Specializing in Grief and Loss                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Private Practice

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


EBP Telemental Health
Department of Veterans Affairs
Charleston, SC

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


Mary Catherine Dubois, LISW-CP, CCM, MHA
Palliative Care Social Worker
Medical University of South Carolina

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


Alyson Fudge, Attorney
Lowcountry Law Office on Aging, Mental Health and Disabilities

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


Anton Gunn, MSW, CDM
Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Community Health Innovation
Medical University of South Carolina

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


Mary Lou Shoemaker, MSW
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives


Megan Wallace, LMSW
National Crime Victims Center
Medical University of South Carolina

>>Speaker Biosketch and Learning Objectives

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Preliminary Conference Agenda

Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Elena Bell, LISW-CP, ACSW
8:05- 9:05 a.m.
Clinical Case Management and Community Resources
Megan Wallace, LMSW
9:05 - 10:05 a.m.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy via Telehealth: A Clinician's Perspective
Mi Young Cha, LISW-CP, ACSW, BCD
10:05 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Health Disparities and Health Equity
Anton Gunn, MSW, CDM
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
An Overview of the Affordable Care Act and What It Means for Social Work
Christine Andrews, PhD, MSW
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Palliative Care
Mary Catherine Dubois, LISW-CP, CCM, MHA
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Grief and Bereavement
Elena Bell, LISW-CP, ACSW

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Disability, Special Needs and Life-Planning Legal Issues for Social Workers
Mary Lou Shoemaker, MSW and Alyson Fudge, Esq.

4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks & Adjourn


Conference Location

All sessions will be held at the Daniel Island Club just twenty minutes outside of downtown Charleston. Parking at the conference facility is free of charge.
Daniel Island Club

Daniel Island Club
600 Island Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29492

Daniel Island Club map and directions

Registration fee includes digital conference materials, continuing education credit processing, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
Registration Type

Early Registration

(Received on or before August 14, 2016)

Regular Registration

(Received on or after August 15, 2016)

General Registration
MUSC Employees
BSW/MSW Students

* Please note, to receive the early registration rate, your registration AND payment must be received on or before August 14, 2016.
There are three ways to register:
1.  Click here to register online and pay with a credit card.
2.  Click here to register online and mail in payment.
3.  Click here to download a printable registration form and mail in payment.
Please note: If you are employed by a STATE AGENCY and are paying with an ACH transfer, you MUST contact our office by phone at 843 -792-0175  or email at prior to initiating the transfer or your registration will not be accepted.

If you are employed by MUSC a state purchasing card (P-Card) may NOT be used for registration fees. Please submit an IIT made out to:

             The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
             Continuing Education Office
             67 President Street, MSC 861
             Charleston, SC 29425

You will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail once your registration is processed. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within two weeks of registering, please contact our Continuing Education Office at to ensure your registration has been received.

Registration fees are transferable from one registrant to another. Cancellation requests received after August 31, 2016 are subject to a $30 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued after 11:59 EST Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

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Credit Designation

  • The South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology will approve 7.0 Category A credits.
  • The South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners will approve 7.0 hours of designated credit.
  • The South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists will approve 7.0 hours of continuing education credit.

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Visitor Information

Charleston is a place where sand castles are built across the harbor from historic forts, where children ride scooters down 300-year-old streets, and where you can see modern theater in America’s oldest playhouse. Less than 15 miles away, you can stroll the gardens of the beautiful plantations, bask in the sun on wide sandy beaches, sail, play golf, tennis or ride bikes on a luxurious island resort.
Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Charleston Daniel Island Hampton Inn for conference attendees at a rate of $139.00 +tax per night. Please use their online reservation site or call the hotel by September 8 at 843-216-6555 to reserve your room(s). Be sure to let them know that you are with the 16th Annual Social Work Conference. Our contracted rate is not guaranteed after this date.

Hampton Inn
Charleston Daniel Island
160 Fairchild Street

Charleston, SC 29492

Listed below are other hotel options in Historic Charleston only minutes away from Daniel Island.
Charleston Place Hotel
(800) 831-3490
Courtyard by Marriott
(843) 722-7229
Double Tree Guest Suites
(843) 577-2644
Charleston Marriott
(843) 723-3000
Embassy Suites
(843) 723-6900
Francis Marion Hotel
(843) 722-0600

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Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you need the services of the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please bring this to our attention upon registering for the event.

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Questions?  Contact us: or 843-792-0175

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