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Continuing Education

4/25/2016 - Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): An Evidence Based Practice Workshop (FREE CEU training)

Presented by:Teri Browne, PhD, MSW - Associate Professor, College of Social Work & Camille Wood, MA - SBIRT IDISCUS Coordinator, USC School of Medicine
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Medical Park 2 - Palmetto Health Richland Campus

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.

In 2013, collaborating partners in Medicine, Social Work Nursing and Rehabilitation Counseling joined forces to create the InterDisciplinary Collaboration and Implementation of SBIRT Curricula in the University of South Carolina Health Systems (IDISCUS).  This initiative was made possible with funding by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is under the leadership of Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan, MD and Ms. Suzanne Hardeman, NP of the Neuropsychiatry Division of the USC School of Medicine. IDISCUS seeks to integrate SBIRT into the graduate training of health care providers who work in direct patient/client care roles. Now, IDISCUS is extending that training to our community of social workers, field instructors and preceptors.  

Please join us by registering with Sharde Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to seeing you there!

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. or call 803-521-4071.

4/12/2016 - Buddhism, the Mind and Mental Health (1.5 social work contact hours)

Presented by: The Venerable Thich Minh Thanh of the Thang Nghiem Temple & Huong Nguyen, PhD, MSW of the USC College of Social Work.
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: Hamilton 226 - USC College of Social Work building (physical address is 1512 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC)

Self-Care is a concept that is used and encouraged in social work without much discussion of its meaning and application.  This workshop focuses on the relationship between devoted mindfulness and wellness and concludes with teaching simple mindfulness techniques.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Define the construct of self-care
  • Discuss evolution of self-care from an eastern perspective and its impact on emotional wellness
  • Use mindfulness techniques for use with self as practitioner and for practice with clients

*Registration is FULL

Past Second Tuesday Series

Videos, presentation materials and online quizzes to earn FREE CEUs are available from past workshops via the links below:

03/15/2016 - Reporting Abuse & Neglect: Training for Mandated Reporters
Files coming soon

02/9/2016 - Human Trafficking in South Carolina
Quiz to Earn CEUs

11/10/2015 - Intentional Happiness for Social Workers

10/12/2015 - Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
Finding my ACE Score

09/08/2015 - Social Work & the Affordable Care Act

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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