Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Friday, May 17: Becoming a Child Whisperer, Armour Family Therapy Lecture Series with J. Matthew Orr, PhD, LMFT at Mercer

The Fourteenth Annual Armour
Family Therapy Lecture Series presents:

Becoming a Child Whisperer:
Promoting Self-Regulation in
the Face of Everyday
Challenges of Childhood ADHD,
Explosiveness and Anxiety


J. Matthew Orr, PhD, LMFT

Mercer University
School of Medicine

Friday, May 17, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $75
Due 5/13/13

Dr. Matthew Orr is an Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina. He came from Mercer University School of Medicine where he served as an Assistant Professor, Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Post Masters’ Certificate Program, Director of the Medical Family Therapy Fellowship and the Marriage and Family Therapy Off-site Practicum Coordinator.

Prior to his employment with Mercer, Dr. Orr’s professional experience includes a faculty position with the WestGate Training and Consultation Network Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also served as a marriage and family therapist and mental health counselor with various agencies.

After receiving a bachelor of science in family and child services from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Orr earned a master of science in marriage and family therapy from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. He obtained a doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist with special interests in stress response as a primary component of illness and behavior, ADHD, parent-child relationships, and brief counseling skills in primary care.

This presentation will provide a comprehensive yet family-friendly Biopsychosocial approach to working with common pediatric mental health. It will cover some of the latest research regarding the brain, development, self-regulation, and behavior, including research specific to ADHD, ODD, anxiety, and sensory defensiveness and provide a framework of interventions practical enough for families to implement and sustain over time.

The presentation will cover: the essential elements of behavioral strategies for childhood ADHD, anxiety, explosiveness, and poor social-emotional processing skills; child “whispering:” how to know what kids need and what their behavior means; how to package ordinary play and physical activity into a comprehensive clinical intervention.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Mercer University School of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry. The Mercer University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCMEA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program of Mercer University School of Medicine is a recognized provider of Core CE credits for Marriage and Family Therapists and related hours for professional counselors and social workers.


Mercer University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spends in the activity.

The program is approved for a total of 6 hours of Core CE credits for LMFTs and 6 hours of core CE credits for LCSWs and LPCs.

For more information:

Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
655 First Street
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-301-4048
Fax: 478-301-5337
E-mail: hall_kj@mercer.edu

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday, May 17: Aging in Contemporary Society by Nancy Kropf in Macon

Friday, May 17, 2013
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Middle Georgia State College, 1000 College Station Drive, Macon, GA 31206

5 core continuing education hours

Approved by NASW-GA for Social Workers; and LPCA-GA for Licensed Professional Counselors
Lunch will be provided

NASW Members - $89; Nonmembers $159

Looking ahead to the year 2050, population estimates suggest that one in every four individuals will be 65 years or older.  With this increased number, there are numerous issues that impact social workers practitioners.  All social workers, regardless of practice area or context, will be facing issues of an older population.  This presentation will examine aging from a person:environment perspective.  The five hour course will be divided into various sections that look at aging in a comprehensive way.  In each section, content will be provided as an overview of the issues of aging, and an activity or exercise will be included.  In addition, evidence informed practice approaches will be particularly highlighted.

Nancy P. Kropf is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Nancy’s area of research and scholarship is late life caregiving relationships, with the focus specifically on older adults as care providers.  Currently, she is the GSU lead for the Atlanta Area Geriatric Education Center comprised of Emory University (lead), Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Atlanta Regional Commission.  She was the President of the Association of Gerontology Education – Social Work (AGE – SW), and is a Fellow and Treasurer of the Gerontological Society of America.

Register online by credit card at
or mail the attached PDF registration form at

Macon-Bibb County is the first American community to join an elite worldwide network of age-friendly communities. In presenting Macon-Bibb County with its membership certificate in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, AARP Georgia acknowledged Macon-Bibb’s commitment and its multi-year plan to become more accessible, convenient and, ultimately, more user-friendly for older Americans.

Hotel Options: (5/16/17 Check In Date; Attendees need to identify as part of this meeting in order to receive the quoted rate)

·         Comfort Suites ($77): 120 Plantation Inn Drive, Macon, GA 31210, (478) 314-5130, http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-macon-georgia-GA624?promo=gglocal
·         Holiday Inn Express West ($109): 4970 Harrison Rd, Macon, GA 31206, (478) 803-0033, http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/macon/mcnep/hoteldetail, Including Complimentary Expanded Hot Breakfast
·         La Quinta West ($89): 4615 Chambers Road, Macon, GA 31206, (478) 788-6226, http://6283.laquinta.com, Free Breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and free wifi

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

4/19/2013: Lunch and Learn on "Managing Anxiety" with Dr. Figueroa, 12PM at Coliseum Behavioral

NASW Central Georgia Unit

Lunch 'N Learn

"Managing Anxiety"

Presented by

Cesar Figueroa, MD

Coliseum Behavioral Health

Friday April 19, 2013


Lunch provided by Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health

340 Hospital Drive Macon 478-741-1355

Confirm attendance by email to

or by phone at 478-464-8138

mo later than Monday, April 15, 2013

4/30/2013: Obesity and Mental Health at Methodist Home for Children and Youth

THE MOORE THERAPY MOVEMENT: Obesity and Mental Health

Rumford Center
304 Pierce Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
April 30, 2013

Darren D. Moore, Ph.D. , LMFT
Assistant Professor of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Mercer University School of Medicine

Greetings everyone and welcome to "THE
Ph.D., LMFT, presents a workshop on Obesity and Mental
Health for clinicians, educators, human service workers,
medical professionals...for all. Obesity as a health
issue and social construct has been discussed widely in
scholarly literature. However, obesity as it relates to
mental health is not discussed as commonly. Likewise,
despite current treatment practices, obesity continues
to be on the rise and continues to diminish the quality of
life for individuals, couples and families. In this innovative
and creative workshop, Dr. Moore will explore the
topics of obesity and mental health as a social issue, a
treatment issue, and as a phenomenon. An important
element of this workshop will be on discussing the complexities
of the obesity epidemic, discussing current
practices and contemporary research and on exploring

$80.00 (Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch,
Afternoon Snacks, Training Materials & CEU Certificate)
RSVP by April 19, 2013

REGISTRATION -The Moore Therapy
To Register by phone w/credit card,
please contact:
Latonia Tucker
(478) 751-2800

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Opening for Therapist


Full/Part time position available for LCSW with at least three-five years of clinical experience. Supportive work environment. Growing Practice serving children, adolescents and adults.

Compensation is $55,000-$60,000 per annum, based on experience

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm

For more information contact:

C. Butler, LPC or M. Deans, Practice Manager