South Carolina Division

Congratulations to SCAMFT Past President Lorilei Swanson for receiving the 2016 SIC Advocate of the Year award!  (Click Here For Official News Release)

SCAMFT’s Spring Conference Plus Supervision is May 20-21 at the Spartanburg Marriott

      13 total continuing education hours available

LMSW, LMFT speakers
Poster Presentations
Book signing
Social event

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Friday, May 20

9:30 am-12:30 pm  Multicultural Issues in Supervision, presented by Harriet Cannon, MC,  LMFT, LMHC and Rhoda Berlin, MS, LMFT (3 hours)

9:30 am-12:30 pm: Create Self-Care Packages

10:00 am-12:00 pm Students set up posters (Presentations on Saturday)

2:00-4:00 pm Exhibitor Set up

2:00-4:00 pm Speaking Down Barriers, presented by Marlanda Dekine, LMSW and Dominque Chuku, PhD, LMFT (2 hours)

4:00-5:00 pm Networking Hour/Exhibitors at the Marriott/Book-signing

5:00-7:00 pm Dinner in Downtown Spartanburg

7:30-8:30 pm MFT Talks: Pivotal Moments & Spartanburg Dance Swing (1 hour)

Saturday, May 21

7:45 am  All Posters Set Up

8:00-9:30 am  Continental Breakfast/Exhibitors/Poster Presentations (1 hour)

9:30am-12:00 pm  Grits ’n Bok Choy: Family History and the Immigration Story, presented Harriet Cannon, MC, LMFT, LMHC & Rhoda Berlin, MS, LMFT (2.5 hours)

12:00-1:30 pm Luncheon/Annual Business Meeting/Book-Signing

1:30 pm Exhibitors Dismantle

1:30-5:00 pm Grits ’n Bok Choy: Family History and the Immigration Story continues (3.5 hours)


SCAMFT Service: Create Self-Care Packages

Participants will take part in crafting and compiling self-care packages. Packages will include stress balls, inspirational quotes, lists of resources, low cost activities, coloring pages and other items. This activity is suitable for all skill levels. Participants will leave with a package for themselves and one to share with a colleague or client. We will also discuss future community service opportunities.

Conference Venue

The Spartanburg Marriott, located at 299 North Church Street, Spartanburg South Carolina 29306, is the crown jewel of convention hotels in Spartanburg. Situated in the heart of downtown Spartanburg, the Marriott provides convenience, luxury, style and space. Room rate of $139 per night plus tax is available until May 6. To reserve your room call 800-228-9290 or 864-596-1211 and reference SCAMFT.

About the Speakers

Harriet Cannon, M.C., LMFT, LMHC received her Master of Counseling and Certificate in Addiction Studies from Seattle University in 1985. She has 30 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist and consultant in the United States and overseas. Having worked and raised her children for years while living in South America, Harriet has a great affinity for the identity challenges faced by immigrant and migrant parents raising children in an unfamiliar culture.

Rhoda Berlin, MS, LMFT, has worked with individuals and families facing unique challenges that come with membership in minority populations for 30 years. Rhoda challenges and supports others in exploring and understanding their own journeys, biases that may develop along the way, and how it all adds up in everyday life. As a second-generation Korean-American married to a German immigrant, mother to three grown multiethnic daughters living on three different continents, Rhoda lives a truly multicultural life.

Since 2009 Rhoda Berlin and Harriet Cannon have been a successful team presenting seminars on various aspects of cultural identity with sensitivity and humor.  They are co-authors of Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships, a book that Kirkus Review Magazine calls “...a must read for anyone who counsels or is part of a multicultural relationship…”

Dominique Chuku, LMFT, PhD,  is an Adjunct Professor at Converse College and Greenville Technical College. She has more than 15 years of experience working in areas of cultural competency, diversity education, and helping individuals and families through difficult times. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and received her PhD in Couples and Family Therapy from Drexel University.

Marlanda Dekine, LMSW, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, published poet, and facilitator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University and a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Marlanda is the Founder and Executive Director of Speaking Down Barriers (, a nonprofit organization that transforms space and co-creates community beyond the intersections of difference, i.e. race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and national identity. She has facilitated and performed among various groups at trainings, seminars, and poetry slams across the nation. Most of her clinical experience is in conducting therapy and forensic evaluations with children who have suffered child abuse or severe neglect. She is a transformer of space, using her poetry and gift of healing to organize people for powerful individual and community transformation.


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  • Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Companies and organizations that would like to promote their goods and services to conference attendees are invited to participate as conference sponsors or exhibitors. Exhibitor receive a skirted display table in the conference registration area, recognition at the conference, list of attendees, one complimentary registration to one day of the conference. Exhibitor fee is $200.

    Conference sponsor opportunities are also available for $500. Sponsors receive skirted, display table in the conference registration area, recognition at the conference, list of attendees, one complimentary registration to both days of the conference, and web-site banner advertisement for six months.




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