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"Pine Grove Speaker Series Memphis, TN"

Presented by Dr. Stephanie, Smith Deborah Schiller, and Caroline Smith

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lecture: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The River Inn of Harbor Town
50 Harbor Town Square
Memphis, TN 38103

*Online registration is currently closed for this event, please contact Theresa Darty-King at for more information.


Segment 1:

"Navigating Patients Past Clinical Landmines: Treatment Implications for Women with Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse" presented by Dr. Stephanie Smith, DSW, LCSW


This presentation will discuss interactions of alcohol, drugs, and disordered eating behaviors amongst women ages 18-60. We will explore windows of clinical opportunity amidst clients’ shifting ego states and high risk behaviors. This will include an examination of the challenges involved in assessment and treatment planning, as well as methods of motivating engagement in the therapeutic process, with this clinically complex population.

About the speaker:

Dr. Stephanie Smith is the Clinical Director of the Women’s Center at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services in Hattiesburg MS. Dr. Smith earned her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) in Clinical Practice and Leadership from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been a LCSW in the State of Mississippi since 2009. Dr. Smith has specialized training in TF-CBT, child-parent psychotherapy, integrative treatment for complex trauma and forensic interviewing. Her areas of expertise include emerging adult depression, adult and child trauma, child welfare, mothers with borderline personality disorder, chemical dependency and couples engaged in high conflict divorce.


  1. Participants will be able to discuss the occurrence and prevalence of co-morbidity of substance abuse and eating disorders in women.
  2. Participants will be able describe strategies for engaging clients in treatment with respect to manifestations of pathological ambivalence.
  3. Participants will be able to identify and intervene within windows of clinical opportunity amidst shifting ego states.
  4. Participants will be able to practice open, honest, and direct confrontation skills while demonstrating empathic attunement.
  5. Participants will be able to outline an approach to assessment, treatment planning, and treatment engagement for co-morbid substance use and eating disorders.

Segment 2:

"Dangerous Love: Personal & Professional Implications" presented by Deborah Schiller, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S


The purpose of this presentation is to provide opportunities for learning about therapeutic interventions, attachment styles, maladaptive defense mechanisms, and ethical considerations, which will lead to increased effectiveness in working with both individuals and couples who exhibit unhealthy relationship characteristics.

About the speaker(s):

Deborah Schiller is a Clinical Consultant at Pine Grove's Gratitude program where she previously served as Program Director. Schiller earned her master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Stanford University and master's degree in counseling from The University of South Alabama. Schiller is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S) and Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CMAT-S).


  1. Participants will be able to identify guidelines to determine therapeutic interventions which will assist them in addressing unhealthy relationship patterns in their clients.
  2. Participants will be able to describe how to increase therapeutic effectiveness when working with couples who struggle with problematic sexual behaviors.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss specific dynamics involved in working with couples who exhibit dysfunctional personality characteristics such as out of control anger, dependent traits, and narcissism.

Segment 3:

"Identifying & Intervening on Unresolved Attachment Wounds" by Presented by Caroline Smith, MA, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT, CIP


The goal of this presentation is to explore the integration of four well respected therapeutic models: attachment theory, ego state identification, transactional analysis and internal family systems in order to effectively assist clients struggling with disordered and destructive attachment patterns. Mental health professionals will learn clinical interventions to utilize when assisting clients with a history of reoccurring self-defeating relational patterns.

About the speaker:

Caroline Smith is the Director of Pine Grove's Intensive Workshops. Smith holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist. She is EMDR trained and holds clinical expertise in the areas of trauma resolution, relationship attachment patterns, addiction interaction disorder, and the two most primary process addictions, food and sex.


  1. Analyze how childhood attachment experiences influence maladaptive patterns in adult relationships.
  2. Explain the significance of enmeshment and abandonment in the development of disordered attachment.
  3. Describe five core relational issues adversely impacted by childhood wounding.
  4. Describe the concept of “Earned Secure Attachment” through the lens of recognizing and being accountable for one’s own personal needs and goals.
  5. Discuss the proper use and relationship impact of boundaries to protect and contain, for achieving Earned Secure Attachment.

Target Audience for all Speakers:

The target audience will be social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, and other mental health therapists or graduate students in those fields. Information will be presented at an intermediate level.

Continuing Education:

Psychology: 6 CE Hours: Pine Grove is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Mississippi Social Work: 6 CE Hours (Provider DP #SWB12013): Pine Grove is approved as a provider for continuing education by the MBOE & MFT (08/24/18 through 08/24/20). Social workers will receive 6 CE hours in participating in this course (Clinical 6 /Supervision___ /Cultural Competency___/ Ethics /General ___).

NBCC (6 CE Hours): Pine Grove has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6392. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified, Pine Grove is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Alabama Social Work (6 Contact Hours): provider #0336 through ABSWE.

Louisiana Social Work (6 Contact Hours): This program is approved for 6 contact hours by Pine Grove as authorized by the Louisiana State Board Of Social Work Examiners. Continuing education credit for partial attendance will not be issued. (Clinical: 6 contact hours / Supervision___ /Cultural Competency___/ Ethics contact hour /General ___).

Mississippi LMFT: 6 General Hours (Pending): Pine Grove Behavioral Health provider #TCE0003. (Approval # Pending)

Ethical Disclosures for Speaker(s):

  1. Deborah Schiller is a paid consultant for Pine Grove Behavioral Health. Caroline Smith and Stephanie Smith are employees of Pine Grove, an extension of Forrest General Hospital.
  2. There is no commercial support of the speaker(s), the content of the talk(s) or anything that might be a conflict of interest beyond the speakers being paid by Pine Grove.
  3. The speakers are not promoting any books, medications or training that will be for sale at the talk that might constitute a conflict of interest.
  4. The speakers will cover any potential limitations and risks of the treatment or topics being discussed during the talk.
  5. Some of the material covered is of a sensitive nature about addictions, ethical dilemmas and/or other clinical disorders.

Those in attendance must stay for the entire duration of the workshop; partial credit for partial attendance will not be awarded.

APA CE Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pine Grove maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disability Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services complies with the ADA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. If any conference participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Theresa Darty- King at 601-288-4945 prior to the event.

Grievance Procedure:

Please contact Theresa Darty- King at 601-288-4945 at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, 2255 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions.


Forrest General Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

There is no charge for attendance to this workshop.


Psychology Internship Program

Pine Grove has an excellent internship program that offers a wide range of training activities on two rotations. We are able to offer interns opportunities for training in residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings working with adults presenting with a ride range of diagnoses. We are APA accredited as a single entity doctoral psychology internship program under the name of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP). Please visit our Psychology Internship Program home page for more information.

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