Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

13th Annual Social Work Conference

 13th Annual Social Work Conference
Meeting the Challenges During Times of Change
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November 7, 2013
Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC 29407

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS FILLED. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CALL (843) 792-0175 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.

Conference Overview  |  Conference Faculty  |  Conference Itinerary

Course Objectives  |  Conference Location  |  Registration  |  Parking 

Credit Designation  |  Historic Charleston  |  Accommodations
Conference Overview

Now, more than ever, we are facing unprecedented changes in the field of social work. Federal healthcare regulations, budget reductions, and the increasing pace of research discoveries and treatment innovations are all impacting us in our daily work.  Join us for a day of education and networking as we discuss how social workers meet the challenges of the field during these times of change. We will also review treatment  techniques and approaches and services available to our clients. Topics include implementation of the Affordable Care Act, long term care transformation at the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and social workers as political advocates.

Click here for a copy of the conference flyer

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Conference Faculty

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


Sallie Campbell, LISW-CP/AP, LMFT/S, DCSW

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina


Mollie Wharton Dadin, LISW-CP

Clinical Social Worker
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Christopher Fields, MD
Assistant Professor
Director of Education and Training, Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Judy Heath, LISW-CP
Co-Founder
The Life Guidance Center


Adam Hiers, LMSW

Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Margaret Hopkins, MSW
Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


Jim Manning, ACSW, LISW-AP/CP, MPA, DCSW
Director of Program Services
Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services of South Carolina, Inc. (PALSS)
Councilman
Richland County Council

Russell Morrison, LMSW

Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Macie Perry Smith, EdD, LBSW, C-SWCM, SW-G
Faculty
University of Phoenix


Selim Son, MSW

Program Coordinator
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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Conference Itinerary
Thursday, November 7, 2013
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Sallie Campbell, LISW-CP/AP, LMFT/S, DCSW
8:10 – 9:40 a.m.

Long Term Care Transformation at the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Adam Hiers, LMSW; Margaret Hopkins, MSW; Russell Morrison, LMSW; & Selim Son, MSW

9:40 – 9:50 a.m.

Break

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.

Why Social Workers Must be Political Advocates: Examining Examples from the Changing Face of HIV/AIDS Services
Jim Manning, ACSW, LISW-AP/CP, MPA, DCSW

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Macie Perry Smith, EdD, LBSW, C-SWCM, SW-G

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Workers in South Carolina and Beyond
Christina Andrews, PhD

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

School Violence: Guns, Aggression, and the Media
Mollie Wharton Dadin, LISW-CP & Christopher Fields, MD

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.What You Don’t Know About Grief Can Hurt
Judy Heath, LISW-CP
4:45 p.m.Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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Course Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Verbalize the purpose of the Division of Long Term Care Transformation.
  • Explain the changes to the current long term care system.
  • Articulate the three program areas discussed within the Division of Long Term Care Transformation.
  • Describe indirect community services.
  • Delineate and define the four core elements of effective political advocacy to influence public policy.
  • Explain the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Discuss causes and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of dementia.
  • Describe key provisions of the Affordable Care Act that aim to influence healthcare access and quality in the United States.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges for social workers in the implementation of this historic legislation.
  • Describe the etiology of adolescent aggression and risk/protective factors.
  • Identify myths and facts related to teen aggression and school violence, including guns.
  • Identify evaluation and treatment methods available for adolescent aggression.
  • Outline advances in grief research.

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Conference Location

Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407

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Registration

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS FILLED. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CALL (843) 792-0175 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER.

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

Registration Type
Early Registration*
Before Nov 1
Regular Registration
On or After After Nov 1
General Registration
$110.00$120.00
MUSC Employees

$75.00

$85.00
Students and Trainees$25.00$35.00

*Please note, to be eligible to receive the early registration rate, your registration and payment must be received before November 1.

You will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail once your registration is processed. If you do not receive a confirmation within two weeks of registering, please contact Caitlin Norfleet at (843) 792-0175 to confirm registration.

Registrations are transferable from one registrant to another. Refunds will not be issued after the conference.

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Parking

Please plan to arrive early. Traffic into Charleston during rush hour can be extremely congested. Parking at the conference facility is free of charge, but spaces are limited. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you carpool if possible.

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Credit Designation
  • The SC Board of Social Work Examiners will approve 7 hours of designated credit.

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Historic Charleston

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 CVB
www.charlestoncvb.com
(843) 853-8000

Charleston Chamber of Commerce
www.charlestonchamber.net
(843) 577-2510

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Accommodations
Listed below are hotel options in the downtown area only minutes away from MUSC and Historic Charleston.

Charleston Place Hotel
(800) 831-3490
www.charlestonplacehotel.com

Courtyard by Marriott
(843) 722-7229
www.courtyard.com

Double Tree Guest Suites
(843) 577-2644
www.charlestondoubletree.com

Charleston Marriott
(843) 723-3000
www.marriott.com

Embassy Suites
(843) 723-6900
www.embassysuites.com

Francis Marion Hotel
(843) 722-0600
www.francismarioncharleston.com

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Questions?  Contact Caitlin Norfleet
norfleet@musc.edu or (843) 792-0175

Presented by the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 
 
 

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