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Megan Wallace MSW, LISW

Megan Mercedes Wallace MSW, LISW

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  • College of Medicine
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  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Biography

Ms. Wallace is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) for the State of South Carolina. She is a Clinical Instructor and the Associate Director for Clinical Operations for the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Lead Coordinator and Clinician for the Telehealth Outreach Program (TOP) within the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program (MHDDP). Ms. Wallace also serves as the Director for the MSW Field Placement Program at the NCVC. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the College of Charleston, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Ms. Wallace earned her Master’s in Social Work from the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She completed her generalist practice internship at the NCVC and her advanced practice internship at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center.

Ms. Wallace is trained in evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, specifically focusing on child abuse and loss by homicide. For the last 8 years, Ms. Wallace has served as the coordinator for a federally funded Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) service grant aimed to improve resources for survivors of homicide and victims of crime with barriers to traditional, office-based treatment. In addition, for the last 4 years, Ms. Wallace has served as the Lead Coordinator and Therapist providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to children and adolescents across the state through the Telehealth Outreach Program (TOP). Ms. Wallace has expertise in traumatic loss, evidence based trauma treatment, telehealth service delivery, and community based mental health approaches.

Ms. Wallace is a part of the South Carolina Suicide Prevention Coalition and an active Committee Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Charleston Area Out of the Darkness Walk.