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Second Tuesday Series

Workshops hosted by the USC College of Social Work Field Education Office

The Second Tuesday Series provides FREE informative and engaging 1.5-hour workshops identified as relevant to social work practice by the University of South Carolina CoSW community. Our community includes students, faculty, staff, and alumni as well as field instructors and preceptors employed at area organizations where BSW and MSW students attend field.

For past topics click here, or scroll to the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in receiving information by email about upcoming workshops, please email Lana Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our office's Second Tuesday Series e-list.

 11/10/2015 - Intentional Happiness for Social Workers

How can social workers, who devote themselves to supporting the well-being of others, engage intentionally in enhancing their own happiness? This workshop will examine this question with the premise that a critical factor in being an effective change agent is being happy one's self.

Participants will:

  1. Determine factors which contribute to happiness.
  2. Describe personalized strategies to enhance happiness.
  3. Identify the nine choices happy people make.

Presented by: Kris Coolidge, LISW-CP, CAC II, LISW-CP Supervisor (of USC Counseling & Human Development Center)
: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: NEW LOCATION @ 1512 Pendelton Street (USC College of Social Work located in the Hamilton building) Room 130.

*To Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting to attend.  Please identify your role with the CoSW.  Professionals, please indicate whether or not you are requesting CEUs for attending and if so your credentials (LMSW, LISW-CP, etc.)

 *Registration is limited to the first 45 respondents

Future Second Tuesday Series

2/9/2016 - Human Trafficking in South Carolina
Presented by: Marie Sazehn, JD, Assistant Attorney General and Human Trafficking Program Coordinator and Toni Lawrimore, LMSW, MPH, VSP, Victim Services Coordinator with the SC Attorney General's Office
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: NEW LOCATION @ 1512 Pendleton Street (USC College of Social Work located in the Hamilton building) Room 226.

3/15/2016 - To Be Announced

4/12/2016 - To Be Announced

Past Second Tuesday Series

Videos and presentation materials are available from past workshops via the links below:

10/12/2015 - Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
Quiz to earn CEU
Finding my ACE Score

09/08/2015 - Social Work & the Affordable Care Act
Quiz to earn CEU

04/14/2015 - Trauma-Informed Care in SC with Kelli Scurry, LMSW
PPT not available yet, though you can download the Resource Guide.

03/17/2015 - Motivational Interviewing:Part II”  with Rhonda DiNovo, MSW, CPS, Substance Abuse Prevention & Education Director @ the USC Department of Student Life

02/10/2015 - DSM-5: What You Need to Know with Richard Frierson, MD and Shilpa Srinivasan, MD

11/18/2014 - Assessment & Management of Suicide Risk with Jennifer Myers, LPC
Powerpoint: Available to attendees by request

10/14/2014 - The Power of Brief Parenting Interventions with Cheri Shapiro, Ph.D.

9/9/2014 - Motivational Interviewing: Preparing Clients for Change with Rhonda DiNovo, MSW

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