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Friday, 02 December 2016 00:00

Free Flight Offer Extended!

Families can feel a bit over-extended during the holidays. That can make the prospect of entering into treatment for trauma, addiction, eating disorders, and other mental health issues even more daunting. We hope to help ease a little bit of burden, by extending our free flight offer throughout the month of December.

Published in Treatment & Recovery

Jim Corrington, Jr., MSW, LCSW, has been named Director of the new Meadows Outpatient Center, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addictions, trauma, and other conditions based on Pia Mellody’s renowned Meadows Model of Developmental Immaturity.

“I am extremely grateful,” says Corrington, “to serve as Director of The Meadows Outpatient Center. This role is a culmination of my decades of work in the field of addiction and it’s one that’s close to my heart. I’m honored to serve the recovery community by way of this innovative and eagerly awaited Center.” The Center, which offers an eight-week IOP, is scheduled to open next month.

Corrington, who spent nearly 30 years in the recovery field as Director/Therapist for numerous outpatient programs, began his own personal journey of recovery more than 30 years ago. As a result, he brings a wealth of valuable insight and passion into his new position. In addition, he has been working with the Arizona Medical Board and Arizona Board of Pharmacy for 15 years monitoring programs for designated professionals.

The Meadows Outpatient Center, which also houses a large Conference Center for workshops geared to behavioral health professionals, offers a seamless transition from The Meadows’ inpatient programs in Wickenburg, Arizona. The Center will spotlight a host of modalities, including a progressive Brain Spa featuring neurofeedback and other offerings; trauma-sensitive yoga; EMDR; somatic experiencing; art therapy; group and individual therapy; and family sessions. Since recovery is an ongoing process, Corrington is launching a Recovery Enhancement Group for Meadows alumni. Individuals who attend the new IOP do not necessarily have to go through The Meadows inpatient program to attend.

“A huge piece of what makes our IOP so unique,” says Corrington, “is that Pia Mellody and Dr. Claudia Black were and continue to be directly involved in the clinical formulation of our IOP model. While many treatment centers in the country use material created by Meadows’ Senior Fellows, these same Meadows’ Senior Fellows will be conducting workshops, lectures, and other events at our North Scottsdale location. Our goal is to honor the Meadows Model in an outpatient setting, and we’re accomplishing this mission through this important introduction into the recovery community.”

About The Meadows

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. The Meadows helps change lives through the Meadows Model, 12-step practices, and the holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit. For additional information, contact us or call 800-244-4949.

Published in News & Announcements

David E. Anderson, Ph.D., has joined The Meadows as Executive Director, effective February 16, 2015. Dr. Anderson has over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field, primarily in executive leadership roles in private practice, academic, hospital, and treatment facility settings.

“I am eager and honored to fill the role of Executive Director for The Meadows, which has been an industry leader for more than 35 years. We hear words such as holistic, family-centered, evidence-based, and integrated being tossed around, but the Meadows Model puts depth and meaning to these words and concepts. The Meadows continues to be the most trusted name in treating trauma and addiction. I am excited to be part of a team comprised of such compassionate individuals.” In addition to overseeing facility operations and management teams, Dr. Anderson will also enjoy the provision of direct clinical services (psychological assessment and individual/group therapy) in his new position.

Anderson’s previous positions include Chairman of the Psychology Department, Bethel College (St. Paul, MN); Executive Director of Sierra Tucson (Tucson, AZ); Chief Operating Officer of the Crisis Response Center (Tucson); and Executive Director of Mirasol Recovery Centers (Tucson). Even before coming on board, The Meadows was no stranger to Dr. Anderson. “My introduction to The Meadows came many years ago from a friend who went through the treatment program. As a result of this experience, he witnessed a major transformation and turned his life around – and never looked back. I’ll never forget that experience, and that’s yet another reason why I hold a special place in my heart for The Meadows.”

Sean Walsh, who is transitioning from Executive Director of The Meadows to Chief Executive Officer of all Meadows programs to be able to more effectively support The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, workshops, and the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, sees Dr. Anderson as a big asset to the organization.

“We are thrilled and very fortunate to have Dr. Anderson come onboard as Executive Director for the Meadows. With over 30 years of leadership and clinical excellence, David’s vision and passion are to provide world-class care to our patients, families and referents - and all will benefit from his leadership,” said Walsh.

Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Clinical & Community Psychology from the University of South Florida. He is past president of both the Southern Arizona Psychological Association and the Brain Injury Association of Arizona. About The Meadows (www.the.meadows.com): The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. The Meadows helps change lives through the Meadows Model, 12-step practices, and the holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit. To learn more about The Meadows, Contact us or call (800) 244-4949.

Published in News & Announcements

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