Tonia M. Cassaday, MSW, LISW-CP is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience in the field. In 2004, she received a Master in Social Work degree from East Carolina University School of Social Work. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina in 2009 and a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice in South Carolina in 2013.
Ms. Cassaday is highly qualified with experience as a psychiatric crisis unit director, an outpatient therapist, an intensive in-home therapist/clinical supervisor, and a regional/statewide director in the areas of social services and family engagement. Her competencies include general psychiatry, reproductive psychiatry, substance use, grief and loss, domestic violence, crisis intervention, and trauma. Ms. Cassaday has extensive experience in the areas of child welfare, adoption, and parenting. Ms. Cassaday enjoys training and is a certified instructor in many areas of the field.