Intensive Outpatient Program
The Meadows Outpatient Center provides Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services to adults, ages 18 years and older, in a convenient, safe, and private location nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains of scenic North Scottsdale, Arizona. Patients who qualify for this level of care have completed any of The Meadows inpatient programs in Wickenburg, Arizona and require a stepped down level of care; or may have been informed during their intake screening that they qualify for the IOP program without having the need for a higher level of care. Every individual’s current issues and circumstances are taken into consideration to be sure they are offered the safest and most appropriate program for their clinical needs. The IOP program offers the benefit of The Meadows Model and the same high quality of care that exists on the main campuses.
The Meadows Outpatient Center treatment program entails group therapy four days per week, three hours per day, for eight weeks. In addition, the outpatient center provides individual therapy with our Master’s level and licensed clinicians, and may consist of a combination of therapeutic modalities, such as:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Somatic Experiencing® (SE)
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Neurofeedback, using the Brain Paint technology and led by our Master’s level and licensed trauma therapist, is offered in our on-site Brain Spa which includes a dedicated meditation room with recliners, soft lighting, and music. The program’s group process also includes:
• Trauma Sensitive Yoga
• Art therapy
• Family participation
Our Meadows psychiatrist is available on-site for weekly medication management, psychiatric evaluations (if needed), and program oversight. All medications must be approved by our staff psychiatrist. The Meadows Outpatient Program is a 12-step oriented program and subscribes to the model of total abstinence for all patients, meaning no addictive substances while participating in our programming, whether or not a patient acknowledges having a substance use disorder.
Also located at the facility is a large conference center, seating approximately 80-100, with a stage to facilitate lectures to patients, family members, therapists, and community members on the latest treatment information. This conference center is a hub for all that are interested in working together to deliver the finest and most effective treatment for addictions, trauma, and mood and other behavioral health issues. Numerous community events, gatherings, and outings will also take place at this beautiful location.
Transitional living for patients is available through preferred affiliations with top-quality properties, and is offered to local patients, as well as those from out of state. These transitional living affiliates provide transportation, security, strong programming, fellowship, and numerous recreational activities designed to make the entire process seamless, comfortable, and fun.
Jim Corrington, JR., MSW, LCSW
Director of Outpatient Services
Jim’s personal recovery from addiction and trauma began 30 years ago, and he brings strong passion to the process. He is very active in his personal 12-step program. Jim earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Maryland. He has been in the recovery field as a Director/Therapist for outpatient programs for 28 years during which time thousands of patients and families have been treated in his IOP programs. He has also spent 15 years working with the Arizona Medical Board and Arizona Board of Pharmacy monitoring programs running weekly Relapse Prevention groups for impaired professionals. In addition, as a former athlete, Jim also has extensive experience working with impaired professional athletes. Jim believes recovery and miracles happen every single day!
Michelle Gallagher, LISAC, LAC, CT
Michelle has been employed with the Meadows holding positions as Family Therapist, Primary Therapist, and now as Lead Therapist. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling with a specialty in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. She is a Certified Traumatologist and is trained in EMDR. Michelle is certified to provide clinical supervision for those applying for substance abuse licenses in the state of Arizona. She has been working in the behavioral health field since 1992 holding various roles, to include Staff Trainer, Therapist, Program Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director, and has experience in building outpatient substance abuse program services. Michelle is also in successful, long-term recovery herself, since 1985. She has a passion for this work that stems from her recovery from trauma and substance use disorder, having gone through her extensive healing process.
Dr. Stephen Brockway
Dr. Brockway worked at The Meadows from 1992 to 2006 as Medical Director and Staff Psychiatrist, and from 2010 to 2012 as Chief of Psychiatry. He continues to provide psychiatric services on The Meadows main campus during the week and will provide psychiatric services and oversight on Fridays at our outpatient center. He trained at Dartmouth College for his bachelor’s degree and Medical College of Wisconsin for his MD. He completed his residency at the University of Arizona Hospitals and at Dartmouth Medical School for Psychiatry, where he also had a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Brockway is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He previously directed the PTSD (Combat Stress) Program at Phoenix VA Medical Center and was Chief Psychiatrist at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Through 35 years of being an inpatient psychiatrist, Dr. Brockway believes The Meadows model of treatment is the most effective he has ever encountered in helping patients achieve lasting recovery from trauma, addictions, and psychiatric illness.