George Hamilton to Speak at Lunch and Learn Training Session

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Disability Enhancement Program at SC State University will conduct a “Lunch and Learn” Training Session at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. The session will be held in the Fine Arts Center’s Barbara A. Vaughn Recital Hall, located on the campus of SC State University.

An initiative of the Disability Enhancement Program at SC State, the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session is designed to increase the awareness and support for faculty, staff, and administrators as they meet the academic needs of students with disabilities. The program assists with the development, training, and technical assistance of students, along with providing valuable and resourceful teaching methods to enhance student achievement.

The speaker for the “Lunch and Learn” Training Session will be George Hamilton, program coordinator at the Domestic Abuse Center in Columbia, S.C. His discussion topic will be: “Domestic Abuse involving students with Disabilities.”

As program coordinator, Hamilton’s duties include evaluating group curriculum, case management, managing the development of an information management system, and supervising prior counselors throughout the state.

Prior to serving as program coordinator for the Domestic Abuse Center, Hamilton served as the director of staff training for the Department of Mental Health (DMH) in Columbia, S.C. While there, he coordinated trainings to ensure that the staff of DMH maintained their certifications and licenses.

Hamilton received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, S.C.

He has a host of mental health experiences ranging from mental health counseling for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness to individual and group counseling in the private sector. Hamilton also specializes in the utilization of the cognitive behavioral principles in treatment of individuals who are mentally, emotionally, or physically abusive.

For more information on the Lunch and Learn Training Session contact Simeon Moultrie, program coordinator, at 803-516-4553, or e-mail smoultr4@scsu.edu.