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Words to the Wise From an Old Soldier: The Lingering Effect of War and Other Traumatic Events
Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2021 Educational Series present for March... "Words to the Wise From an Old Soldier: The Lingering Effect of War and Other Traumatic Events" by Jim Rentz, PhD, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Army Chaplain Vietnam.

DESCRIPTION... Our nation has been beset with traumatic events throughout my almost 80 years on planet Earth. My experience with trauma both personally and professionally has revealed to me that there is an epidemic of undetected trauma wounds in the general population. These wounds all too often lie hidden and unrecognized as they seep into our daily lives. They have the potential to adversely affect our decisions, our relationships, our mental and emotional health, our jobs, our behavior and a host of other things. This program will address how this phenomenon works and ideas about how one can recognize and address it.

CONTACT... Email Jim to connect or learn more about trauma. >> jamesnrentz@gmail.com / 864-580-0583



Past sessions were typically held in person. Yet, during social distancing, we hope this virtual option opens our program up for even more access and sharing.

This event is free to the public. Simply register in advance using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email immediately about how to join our webinar.

Through partnership with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, we offer Continuing Education Credits to social workers and counselors for a $15 fee. Instructions for attaining to follow after completion.

We would also love your feedback. Please complete the survey post event - evaluating our presentation and giving ideas for future speakers or topics.

For questions, please contact Executive Director Maggie Gainey... 864-345-0014 / info@mhaspartanburg.org

Mar 11, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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James "Jim" N. Rentz
PhD, LMFT, Army Chaplain Vietnam @Retired, MHA Spartanburg Advisory Board
*Born February 10, 1941 in Orangeburg SC *Graduated from Woodruff High School 1959 and Furman University in 1963 *Ordained to Ministry in 1963 *Student Pastor of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, Siler City, North Carolina 1963 -1967 *Graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1967 *Chaplain United States Army 1967-1970 with Tour in Vietnam *Chaplain 312 Evacuation Hospital, United states Army Reserves, 1970-1974 *Doctor of Ministry and Master of Theology Degrees, 1973 *Pastoral Consultant and Clinical Chaplain Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center 1973-1978 *Pastoral Counselor Palmetto Family Health Care 1978-1982 *Pastoral Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapy Educator WestGate Family Therapy 1980-2014 *Adjunct Faculty Member Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Degree Program Converse College 1996-2014 *Retirement 2014- Present