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    Mental Health America - Anderson County Annual Meeting (one session)

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM

    DATE:             Tuesday, September 20, 2022

    TIME:              Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.  Doors open at 5:30 PM.

    LOCATION:    Anderson University Thrift Library

    COST:              $10.00

    On Tuesday evening, September 20, 2022, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Anderson University will host a collaborative professional development event with Mental Health America in Anderson County (MHAAC). The evening will focus on best practices, resources, and the stressors that challenge good mental health throughout the Anderson community. MHAAC members, Anderson community mental health professionals, and Anderson University will participate in this professional development opportunity, and CEUs are available.

    Keynote speaker, Mary-Catherine Riner, Ph.D., Ed. S., M.S., Licensed Psychologist at Riner Counseling, LLC, will present Mental Health Issues in Our Community. In addition, mental health practitioners and AU psychology and health sciences faculty will participate in a panel discussion, and local mental health organizations will be on hand to provide information and resources on products and services. Doors open at 5:30 PM and meeting begins at 6:00 PM.

    Light dinner provided and registration is requested. Simply complete the registration information below by September 18th. We will reach back to you by phone or email to finalize event details and collect fees.

    The cost for the evening is $10.

    Mary-Catherine McClain grew up in Anderson, South Carolina and attended Wofford College prior to completing her master's and doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from Florida State University. Mary-Catherine further trained at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Georgia for her residency and post-doctoral fellowship, respectively. Currently, she is a licensed psychologist in South Carolina and Georgia, with her main office in Greenville, South Carolina. Mary-Catherine has over 15 years of clinical experience, specializing in treating clients presenting with eating disorders, OCD, infertility, and trauma overall. Mary-Catherine evaluates individuals pursuing ministry, completes veteran compensation and pension examinations, and assess college students for learning disabilities/ADHD. Over the past 2 years, Mary-Catherine has completed training in Perinatal Maternal Mental Health and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Additionally, she supervises graduate students and recent graduates, and also serves as President of the Youth Bright Foundation in Athens, Georgia. 

    When she is not working with clients, Mary-Catherine spends time with her husband, daughters (3 years old and 1 year old), family/friends, and her yellow lab Gracie and golden retriever Addie. She regularly attends college football games, runs in local races, and attends CrossFit classes. Her family attends Westminster Presbyterian Church. For additional information, please visit her website or email 

    Facilitated Q&A Panel features:

     Dr. Donna Maddox      Patti-Jean Slaughter, PhD     Andrea Raines, DNP           Robert Franklin, PhD


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