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Social Work Authors to Present at Clinical Institute

diane hDiane Henderson, MSW, LCSW

I hope you will attend my workshop at the Institute:  REBOOT YOUR LIFE—-Through Extreme Self Care.  This will not be your normal stress management or self-care workshop.  Social Workers, Nurses, and School Teachers are notorious for taking care of other people’s needs and forgetting their own.  This workshop will help you identify and clarify needs that you probably have not considered paying attention to before.  You will also be given suggestions on ways to handle these needs.  To get to know me a little beforehand, you can go to my website: and my blog:

My book, COACHING YOURSELF THROUGH GRIEF—-A Self Help Book for Widows will be available to attendees at the Clinical Institute in May. It is a small handbook that is a perfect gift for a grieving person when flowers just aren’t enough.  The book is very simply written so the grieving person can read it without great concentration.  Although it was written with widows specifically in mind, grief is grief, and the principles are basically the same regardless of whom you are grieving.  I give a copy to all of my grieving patients.  Hospice in St. Mary’s County, MD uses it for their grief groups as well.

If you are a Chicken Soup for the Soul fan, I will also have a few copies of one of their latest books on Married Life.  It contains a humorous short story of mine, WELCOME TO OUR WORLD.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Diane Henderson, MSW, LCSW

mike gMichael Goulding, MSW, LCSW

Michael Goulding is a twenty-five year veteran of human services including mental health crisis counseling. He has worked in outpatient counseling, School Social Work, Managed Care and auditing providers throughout the state.  Since the age of five, Michael took an interest in martial arts, becoming proficient in Kung Fu with later studies in Aikido (Japanese martial art of peace).  Through this experience in the disciplines of martial arts and mental health therapy he noted many similarities, outlined masterfully in this book.  He is passionate about the message of staying peaceful in difficult situations by developing techniques from his training as a therapist based in the Aikido principles.   Michael lives in the Raleigh area with his wife Cindy who herself authored “Healthy Weight: It’s a Family Affair.”

Protecting Your Inner Peace is a fusion of stress management, anger management, assertiveness training, and time management.  This workshop helps you to:
•Sort out your distractions and focus on the life that is relevant to reaching your goals.
•Protect yourself from others who are trying to take away your time and resources.
•Get your message past another person’s defenses so you are actually heard.
•Form alliances with others so you can strengthen your social network.
•Visualize things as they are so you don’t deplete your energy on misperceptions.

Protecting Your Inner Peace promotes the idea that peace is what you ultimately seek and gives you the tools to help you make your life a more peaceful one.
For more information, check out the website:  Book and Kindle are available on

We are glad to have both of these authors at the 2013 Clinical Social Work Institute.


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