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In the Murray Method, special emphasis is placed on the personal work of the health professional/student based on the belief that a therapist always must address his or her own issues first in order to be an effective clinician and a healthy role-model personally and professionally.


This workshop will provide behavioral health professionals with an introduction to The Murray Method and an integrated view of the effects of childhood trauma, abuse and deprivation on personality development.

The Murray Method is a theoretical model for understanding the effects of trauma, abuse and deprivation on individuals and families. The theory and treatment modalities will provide clinicians with basic concepts that will help them and their clients…

  • Identify their emotional defense mechanisms, how to determine which are appropriate and which have been destructive, and how to begin to modify and/or eliminate those that are unhealthy
  • Recognize and utilize the many ways in which they can appropriately access and release emotions connected to childhood and present-day pain
  • Find the creative, feeling person they were created to be, and reclaim their original talents, abilities, and emotions
  • Become an integrated person who is a mature, responsible, thinking adult but also is connected deeply with feelings— a person with healthy self-esteem
  • Find balance intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and relationally
  • Participants will also learn about therapeutic interventions for effective treatment of trauma-based mental health issues.

Sessions are conducted with time devoted to didactic instruction, experiential work, and small group participation each day.

The course will be conducted by Marilyn Murray, M.A., creator of The Murray Method.

CEUs will be available.


The workshops will be offered on the following dates in 2016:

  • February 18 - 21
  • March 17 - 20
  •  April 14 - 17

For more details, call 800-244-4949. Our Intake Coordinators are happy to assist you between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MST on weekdays, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST on weekends.

Continuing Education Credits

24.5 Continuing Education Credits or NBCC Clock Hours Available

The Meadows provides 24.5 continuing education credits from the following agencies:

  • This course has been approved by The Meadows, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 24.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #62791, The Meadows is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Course addresses Counseling Services from NAADAC Counselor Skill Group.
  • MFT for the State of Illinois. Provider #168-000155.
  • SW for the State of Illinois. Provider #159-000839.
  • Texas State Board of MFT approved. Provider #640.
  • SW for the State of Texas. Provider #6803.
  • Provider approved by California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). Provider #OS-15-960-0817.
  • The Meadows is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Meadows maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets criteria for 24.5 hours of continuing education credit hours for psychologists.
  • The Meadows is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #5687.
Published in Events and Training
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 00:00

The Holidays Offer Lessons for Recovery

By Lynn Litschke, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Provider at The Meadows

‘Tis the season of celebration. The landscape of our everyday lives is transformed with the glow of candles, the jingle of bells, the fragrance of pine and spice, wrapping paper and ribbons, feasting and festivity. There is a touch of magic in the air.

Yet for those of us in recovery this can also be a difficult season fraught with triggers, painful memories, and feelings of being disconnected and flawed. In the midst of it all are opportunities to lean solidly into our spirituality and discover new understandings of ourselves and of the season.

Messages of Hope and Healing

This season of holidays originated as “holy” days set apart to commemorate and celebrate very special events. The stories and traditions surrounding these events are packed with spiritual meaning and messages that can be helpful to recovery from addictions and trauma.

Hanukkah reminds us that we can endure and that there can be victory in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. In the deepest places of despair, our needs can be met with surprising abundance by a Power greater than ourselves.

At Winter Solstice we can choose to enter into the longest, darkest night and, in the midst of our fear, discover hope in the eternally faithful return of the light at dawn.

On Christmas Eve we can reflect on the joy of discovering that Love can and does appear in the lowliest and most unexpected places. In a playful spirit, we can rejoice with the creative imagination of Dr. Seuss as he reminds us that even the grinchiest of bah-humbuggers can be transformed by child-like wonder and gratitude in the face of bitter disappointment.

Every Day in Recovery Can Be a Holy Day

In recovery, we set each day apart, one day at a time, to commemorate and celebrate the very special event of freedom from our addictions. Every day in recovery can be celebrated as a holy day and an opportunity to share the message of experience, strength, and hope.

In this season of celebration, consider the awe and wonder of a poor shepherd, cold and alone in the desert, when a bright light illuminates the darkness and an angel sings out, “Fear not. I want to give you a message of great hope and joy. Glad tidings!” Consider the awe and wonder of a broken, desperate, hurting individual sitting in the back row of their first 12-step meeting when an angel disguised as a simple human being opens a big, blue book and begins to read, “Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path…” It is cause for great celebration.

Glad tidings!

Published in Treatment & Recovery

Here at The Meadows, we know our Director of Outpatient Services, Jim Corrington, to be the kind of guy who goes above and beyond as a therapist and sponsor for those in recovery. So, we were exceptionally proud to see him recognized for these same qualities at the Sierra Tucson “Gratitude for Giving” celebration.

Jim received the Gratitude Recognition, which honors a medical or clinical professional for lifetime achievement.

Jim has served the recovery community for more than 30 years. “I have never seen someone so passionate and driven to help people recover from their addictions, “says Sean Walsh, CEO of The Meadows. “He is constantly advocating and fighting to get patients plugged into the recovery community and goes above and beyond to make sure patients and their families get the support that they need.”

Congratulations, Jim, on your well-earned recognition. We’re glad to have you as part of our team!

Published in Blog
Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

2016 Meadows Alumni Retreat

Join us on the road to a happy destiny at the 2016 Meadows Alumni retreat, where you’ll gather more tools to help you clear away the wreckage of your past and madness into mindfulness as you continue to trudge your way to the top!

The retreat will take place January 15 -17, 2016. Speakers will include Dr. Shelley Uram, Scott Davis, and others. Pia Mellody will offer a Q&A session, and attendees will be able to choose from available yoga, expressive arts, or experiential workshop sessions. Musician Michael Shapiro will provide evening entertainment. Visit the 2016 Alumni Retreat webpage to see the full agenda.

Discounted early bird registration ends December 4, 2015, with full-price registration offered through January 14.

Published in News & Announcements
Thursday, 12 November 2015 00:00

Career Opportunities

Do you like the idea of working for a company that helps change lives? If you have experience in business development, sales, or behavioral healthcare, along with great time management and organizational skills, great people skills, and the ability to contribute to a dynamic and driven team, we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

Career Opportunities with The Meadows and Remuda Ranch

We are searching for two full-time Business Development Liaisons to be stationed in Phoenix, Arizona. Business Development Liaisons talk with therapists and other behavioral health professionals in their assigned territories to keep them informed of the resources and treatment programs that The Meadows and Remuda Ranch at The Meadows can offer to their patients. They also host professional development and networking events, and attend conferences and trade shows. A successful liaison will demonstrate the ability to identify the needs of professionals in their territory and address those needs effectively.

If you’re interested, apply online through our Talent Network. Please include a cover letter and tell us where you first learned about this job opportunity.

More about The Meadows

On a 14-acre campus in the serene Sonoran Desert, The Meadows employs traditional group therapies combined with alternative physical and emotional therapies. We also provide patients with a depth of treatment that taps into the underlying root issues behind self-destructive behaviors like low self-esteem, codependency, immaturity and childhood trauma. Whether you're entering treatment for the first time or find yourself in relapse, The Meadows Model is unparalleled in producing successful outcomes for recovery and a proven model for treating trauma and addiction. Learn more on The Meadows website.

More about Remuda Ranch at The Meadows

For more than 25 years, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows has offered an unparalleled depth of care through its unique, comprehensive, and individualized program for treating eating disorders and co-occurring conditions affecting adolescent girls and women. Set in the healing landscape of Wickenburg, Arizona, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows allows for seamless transitions between its structured multi-phase treatment. A world-class clinical team of industry experts examines core issues through a host of proven modalities. Providing individuals with tools to re-engage in a healthy relationship with food – and with themselves – disempowers eating disorders and empowers individuals with a renewed enthusiasm for life. To learn more, visit Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’ website.

Published in News & Announcements

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