Calming the Chaos Around Us: A Resource for Caregivers
Hosted by Dr. Dianna Inman, College of Nursing
COVID 19 has brought on significant challenges for families across America and globally.
Increasingly, the stress of the pandemic has been a catalyst for family stressors
of all types. With the mounting demands on parents and caregivers, professionals at
the University of South Carolina offer guidance and support you in your parenting
and caregiver journey.
Dr. Inmanis an Associate Professor and Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Program at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing. Dr. Inman received
her BSN from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in nursing from Virginia
Commonwealth University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Arizona State University.
Dr. Inman has been instrumental in implementing evidence-based programs to promote
social and emotional competence in elementary school aged children; her clinical practice
is focused on school aged children for mental health and developmental/behavioral
Dr. Welshis a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has been serving the children of South
Carolina for the past 29 years. She graduated from the Medical University of South
Carolina School of Medicine in 1988 and completed her Psychiatry residency and Child
and Adolescent Fellowship in 1993, also at the Medical University of South Carolina.
She is an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Medicine and the Division Director
of Child Development and Behavioral Health in the Palmetto Health USC Medical group.
Dr. Welsh also serves as the Director of Pediatric Palliative Care for Prisma Health
Midlands Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Carlsonis Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of South
Carolina and Director for the Consortium of Family Strengthening Research. Dr. Carlson’s
research focuses on vulnerable couples and families, including relationship education
outcomes and implementation science, intimate partner violence, and parents of children
with special needs. He currently serves as the lead evaluator for the randomized controlled
trial of relationship education (Project Harmony) being implemented at the University
of Central Florida. Dr. Carlson is also a licensed professional counselor in South
Carolina and coordinator for the Center for Community Counseling in the College of
Education at University of South Carolina.
Dr. Ohrtis an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program in the Department of
Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor
Education at the University of Central Florida and his master’s degree in Counselor
Education at the University of South Florida and his undergraduate degree in Psychology
at Florida State University. He is a certified K-12 school counselor and has previous
experience in high school, college, and residential settings. His research interests
include adolescent and emerging adult well-being, group counseling interventions and
training, school counseling, and counselor burnout.
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