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Power of Words

The Power of Words

July 25, 2014

Written by Cathy Kelly, LCSWLead Therapist/Training Specialist, The Meadows We live in a cultural that can both over and under estimate the power of someone’s words. Certainly we may tune in more fully to the words of someone we love, want to be like or even someone we fear and…

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Military Sex Addiction

Treating Military Members for Sexual Addiction

July 23, 2014

By Isabel Nino de Guzman, PhD, CSAT Licensed Psychologist at Gentle Path at the Meadows News stories about sexually addictive behaviors in the armed forces over the past several years seem to be increasing at an alarming number, calling greater attention to the issues arising between the men and women…

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Claudia Black

ABC’s to Family of Origin Recovery

July 22, 2014

Written by Claudia Black, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of The Meadows “It is true that as long as we live we may keep repeating the patterns established in childhood. It is true that the present is powerfully shaped by the past. But it is also true that insight at any age…

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Challenge Course

Experiencing the Challenge Course

July 16, 2014

By Michelle Rogerson, M.S., CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), Challenge Course Level II & Course Manager, Wellness Coordinator at The Meadows (Name has been changed for anonymity) Suspended 25 feet above ground, Becky looks down and tells me she can’t climb any higher. Becky is wearing a bright blue harness around…

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Dr. Jon Caldwell

The Meadows Wickenburg Announces Dr. Jon Caldwell as Chief of Psychiatry

July 14, 2014

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., has appointed Jon G. Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., as Chief of Psychiatry. Dr. Caldwell is a board certified psychiatrist and researcher specializing in the treatment of adults with relational trauma histories and addictive behaviors. Caldwell has been a lead psychiatrist at…

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Trauma Treatment

Dallas Free Lecture Series - July 15, 2014

July 14, 2014

"Traumatic Bonds: What are they and how do they hinder us and those we love?" Presented By: Shawn Jeffries, PhD, CSAT When: July 15, 2014 Where: Unity Church of Dallas, Sanctuary 625 Forest Lane Dallas, TX 75230 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Contact: Betty Ewing Dicken, The Meadows (800)…

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Trauma Conference

5th Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

July 10, 2014

The Meadows is proud to be a sponsor of the 5th Western Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders. Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders is designed specifically for professionals (counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists, marriage/family therapists, and others) working in the addictions/mental health fields. The theme of this year's event,…

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Sandi Lehmann

Blue - A New Paradigm

July 9, 2014

By: Sandra Lehmann, Trauma Counselor at The Meadows I am currently going through the professional training program on Somatic Experiencing ® (SE) – a psychobiological method for the resolution and healing of trauma. I was struck by what the trainer taught us regarding the concept of society being addicted to…

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Tricare Treatment

The Meadows Offers Specific Military Group

July 3, 2014

Since becoming a Tricare Preferred Provider, The Meadows has had the privilege to provide behavioral health and substance abuse inpatient services, with an emphasis on trauma, PTSD, and addictive disease disorders, to active duty military members, retirees and dependents of the TRICARE West Region. The Meadows has a long history…

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Dr. Shelley Uram

Shelley's Corner: A Series on Emotional Trauma, Addiction, and Healing

July 2, 2014

Just WHO or WHAT do you make your Higher Power? Many of you readers are, or have been involved with 12-Step programs. One of the most important foundations of the 12-Step way of life is the recognition of a Higher Power and aligning one’s life with it. This can prove…

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