September 6, 2023

Scoliosis Training for Mental Health Providers

Scoliosis Training for Mental Health Providers

Get Notified About Upcoming Trainings

Why Scoliosis?

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. Can't wait for the next course? Email us at info@bracingforscoliosus.org, so we can give you access to the asynchronous training.

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: To be announced

Level 3: Coming Soon

Course Objectives: Coming soon

Upcoming Dates: Coming soon

The Investment

"An education is the investment with the greatest returns." - Benjamin Franklin

While scoliosis is our main focus here at Scolios-us, the knowledge and skills that you learn during these trainings can be applied to many patient populations. We have thoughtfully priced our courses to make them accessible to our mental health providers.

  • Level 1: $200 (includes your feature on our "Find a Provider" page)
  • Level 2: $125
  • Level 3: $125
  • Bundling all three courses: $400

We offer a $50 discount for signing up for all three levels, and we offer 50% off discounts for students and interns. We never want cost to be prohibitive, but acknowledge that cost does factor into the decision. If cost is an issue, please email us at info@bracingforscoliosus.org, so we can try to work something out.

Join our Network of Scoliosis Mental Health Providers

Help Us Spread The Word

We would love your help in spreading the word about our mission! Please feel free to download the flyer (click to download) and pass it around to any providers in your network.

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Scoliosis Training for Mental Health Providers

Get Notified About Upcoming Trainings

Why Scoliosis?

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. Can't wait for the next course? Email us at info@bracingforscoliosus.org, so we can give you access to the asynchronous training.

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: To be announced

Level 3: Coming Soon

Course Objectives: Coming soon

Upcoming Dates: Coming soon

The Investment

"An education is the investment with the greatest returns." - Benjamin Franklin

While scoliosis is our main focus here at Scolios-us, the knowledge and skills that you learn during these trainings can be applied to many patient populations. We have thoughtfully priced our courses to make them accessible to our mental health providers.

  • Level 1: $200 (includes your feature on our "Find a Provider" page)
  • Level 2: $125
  • Level 3: $125
  • Bundling all three courses: $400

We offer a $50 discount for signing up for all three levels, and we offer 50% off discounts for students and interns. We never want cost to be prohibitive, but acknowledge that cost does factor into the decision. If cost is an issue, please email us at info@bracingforscoliosus.org, so we can try to work something out.

Join our Network of Scoliosis Mental Health Providers

Help Us Spread The Word

We would love your help in spreading the word about our mission! Please feel free to download the flyer (click to download) and pass it around to any providers in your network.

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