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LaTrese Kinney ’17 had her article, “Parent’s Survival Guide to Autism Diagnosis and Treatment” published in Issue 91 of Autism Parenting Magazine. LaTrese works at SpringBrook Autism Behavioral Health in Travelers Rest, SC. Read her article here. Explore the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Converse…

MMFT program directors Amanda Szarzynski and Kelly Kennedy

Dr. Amanda Szarzynski and Dr. Kelly Kennedy presented research at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. Their presentation was entitled “Model of military spouses’ experiences and how MFTs can help.” Marriage and Family Therapy alumna Christine Dumouchel ’16 worked with them on the research as well. Dr. Szarzynski…
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Emily Harbin

Dr. Emily Harbin hosted the annual meeting of the Palmetto State Writing Center Directors here at Converse and gave a presentation entitled “Healthy Boundaries in Writing Center Work.” Writing Center directors from across the state of South Carolina attended, with strong representation from the Upstate. Dr. Harbin presented a paper on a similar topic at…
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Kelly Kennedy MMFT

Dr. Kelly Kennedy is currently working on a mentorship project aiming to connect new marriage and family therapists (MFT’s) with more experienced MFTs. This project supports efforts to get more millennials connected to the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Converse’s Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s program is one of 86 master’s…
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Amanda Szarzynski

Dr. Amanda Szarzynski has a full plate with her role as Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program here at Converse. But this didn’t deter her from accepting the role of Treasurer for the Executive Committee for the South Carolina Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (SCAMFT). Last month, she…
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Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)

Dr. Amanda Szarzynski and Dr. Kelly Kennedy received a Faculty Development Grant to begin conducting research at the MMFT program’s clinical training partnership site, Emerge Family Therapy Clinic and Training Center. This program of research, beginning in May, will focus on client outcomes as it relates to therapy services and graduate student therapist clinical training…
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Therapy Grad

A Spartanburg teacher credits raising her autistic niece as motivation for wanting to do more to help the families of children with special needs. Beverly Wade has worked as a special education teacher for more than 20 years. She went back to college to study the impact of family dynamics on child development and will…
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