Speakers and Class Descriptions

Judge Debora A. Faulkner (Probate Judge for Greenville County)

Top Ten Reasons to Have an Estate Plan”

The session is designed to highlight cases in Probate Court in which an appropriate estate plan would have eliminated delays and legal fees.  Examples will be used to illustrate common failures to plan.

Courtney Chandler, LPC, ATR-BC, AADC, E-RYT (Somatic Art Therapist HeARTS for Hope Therapy, LLC)

Courtney Chandler is a Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher. She is the founder of HeARTS for Hope Therapy in Greenville, SC, where she currently works in private practice offering individual and group therapy for teens and women. She integrates the expressive arts with somatic therapy techniques to offer a mind-body approach to support her clients growth through trauma and grief.

Rev. Patrick Jinks, M.Div., BCC, HEC-C (Spiritual Care Coordinator, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Upstate)

Patrick is the Spiritual Care Coordinator for the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. Patrick is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He serves as the staff chaplain to children and their families, and bereavement coordinator for Children’s Hospital. Outside of work, Patrick and his spouse Kate enjoy the energy and creative spirit of their three children and their “fur baby” dog.

Session Descriptions –

Courtney Chandler, LPC, ATR-BC, AADC, E-RYT (Somatic Art Therapist, HeARTS for Hope Therapy, LLC)

“Grieving HeARTS: Creating Safe Space for Sorrow through Group Art Therapy” (Clinician Focus)

The grieving process can be overwhelming to navigate. Art therapy can offer a container for complex emotions and existential thoughts to be witnessed, held, and transformed. This experiential breakout session provides a creative lens for clinicians to support their grieving clients in a group setting. Participants will experience a first-hand account of the healing powers of the expressive arts through a guided art activity, gain an understanding of the benefits of art therapy for grief, and learn compassionate ways to support reflection and group processing of deep sorrow expressed through art.

Rev. Patrick Jinks, M.Div., BCC, HEC-C (Spiritual Care Coordinator, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital – Upstate)

“Mending Hearts: Caring for Grieving Children”

Children grieve, too. Children are unique, complex, and wonder-full. When a family experiences a significant loss, however, children may be unintentionally left behind in their own grief and processing. This interactive presentation will utilize case examples and multimedia resources to strengthen the caregiver’s awareness to the presence and needs of children in the midst of grief, and to begin the journey of mending hearts.