Scoliosis Training for Mental Health Providers
Kids and teens with scoliosis are an underserved population when it comes to mental health care. This population struggles with mental health concerns, ranging from anxiety to diminished body image, to an increased risk for suicidal ideations.
While the emotional effects of scoliosis have been heavily researched and documented, little is done to help patients through the process. Our goal at Scolios-us is to change that by educating mental health providers and increasing access mental health services.
Meet Your Instructors
Megan Glahn Castille, MS, CPO
Megan is the Founder and President of Scolios-us. She practices clinically as a scoliosis bracing specialist at Align Clinic. She is also an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, where she researches both the physical and psychological implications of scoliosis. She has presented her work internationally at the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) meetings.
Elisabetta D’Agata, PhD
Dr. Elisabetta D‘Agata is a clinical psychologist, researcher, specialist in the area of idiopathic scoliosis. She has published several manuscripts papers and has authored the book "Enjoy life with idiopathic scoliosis during adolescence: psychology for professionals of scoliosis." Her research interests are related to the application of the bio-psycho-social model in the treatment of the patients with scoliosis.
Averie McCauley, MSW, LCSW-BACS
Averie is an integrative somatic trauma psychotherapist. Specializing in the treatment of medical trauma and health related anxiety, she is passionate about supporting people living with pain and complex conditions. Averie also enjoys providing clinical consultation and training to mental health and medical professionals.
Learn More About The Levels
Level 1: Intro to Scoliosis Treatment
Course Objectives: During the 2.5-hour course, you’ll learn about the condition of scoliosis, the treatment options and protocols, the psychological side of scoliosis, and an evidence-based approach to treating patients with scoliosis.
Upcoming Dates: To be announced
Level 2: Cultivating a Positive Sense of Self
Course Objectives: During our Level 2 course, you'll learn how to promote a positive sense of self in your patients with scoliosis. We'll discuss self-image, self-esteem, and body image issues that are commonly seen with scoliosis. We'll also discuss how to help patients cope with pain while still loving and respecting their bodies - a topic that applies to the scoliosis population but also extends far beyond this group. You'll learn about the theory and then dive into practical strategies than you can incorporate into your clinical practice tomorrow.
Upcoming Dates: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 10 AM CST
Level 3: Coming Soon
Course Objectives: Coming soon
Upcoming Dates: Coming soon