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  • A Slice of the Integrative Pie: The role of Sierra Tucson’s Psychology department in cultivating Integrative Mental Health

    “As we come to acknowledge the multifactorial nature of mental health issues (which I often refer to as ‘‘not occurring in a vacuum’’), it is imperative to integrate mental health programs to combine a variety of therapeutic approaches to treat the myriad issues affecting the whole person.” – Dr. Antoinette Giedzinska-Simons, Ph.D.,  Director of Behavioral Medicine Integrative mental health is a term that isn’t ...

    Posted at January 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : Articles | Comments Off
  • Sierra Tucson residency opportunity exposes psychiatry students to integrated, holistic care

    by Julia Brown, Associate Editor at Addiction ProfessionalA renewed rotation partnership between the University of Arizona (UofA) Department of Psychiatry and the nationally known Arizona addiction treatment facility Sierra Tucson will allow psychiatric residency students to work with Sierra Tucson patients and staff for up to two months at a time.According to Aimee Kaempf, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the Psychiatry Residency Training program at the ...

    Posted at January 5, 2015 | By : | Categories : Articles | Comments Off
  • Sierra Tucson Launches First Ever Student Rotation With Midwestern University

      Midwestern University Medical Students to Enter Rotation at Renowned Residential Treatment FacilityTUCSON, AZ--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2014) - Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of complex, co-occurring behavioral health disorders, has partnered with Midwestern University's Glendale, Arizona campus to offer students in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine the opportunity to obtain rotation at Sierra Tucson. While Sierra Tucson currently offers ...

    Posted at December 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : Articles | Comments Off
  • Teens in Early Recovery: 10 Common Relapse Triggers

    Teens in early recovery are extremely vulnerable to relapse. It can be hard to understand why a teenager would work so hard to achieve sobriety only to fall back into drug use−but that’s the power of addiction. Studies suggest that between 50 percent and 90 percent of addicts relapse at least once in the first four years of sobriety, and most relapse many times. Triggers for relapse can be as mundane as hearing a certain song ...

    Posted at October 25, 2011 | By : | Categories : Articles,Relapse | 0 Comment
  • Addressing Body Image in Eating Disorder Treatment

    The majority of American women are dissatisfied with their bodies. One study found that 86 percent of women want to lose weight, and in another study, 63 percent of female participants identified weight as the key factor in determining how they felt about themselves — even more important than family, school, or career. For some, the result of this dissatisfaction is the development of an eating disorder. One cause of eating disorders, experts argue, is the ...

    Posted at July 5, 2011 | By : | Categories : Articles,Eating Disorder | 1 Comment
  • Beating The Holiday Blues

    Author: Lori Enomoto Date: 12/7/2009 The holidays are here. It's the happiest time of the year, right? For some, the answer is a resounding "yes." For others, the holidays bring into sharp focus how desperately unhappy they feel. Depression isn't just about feeling sad. It's a clinical disorder that warrants medical attention and can affect physical health. Without help, it's like a car getting stuck in the mud, spinning its wheels to get out, and instead, only getting ...

    Posted at June 12, 2011 | By : | Categories : Depression,Learning Center | 0 Comment
  • A Sober and Fun New Year’s Eve

    Author: Lori Enomoto Date: 12/29/2009 Traditionally a celebration of the past year and the year to come, New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reflect upon the changes we’d like to see in our lives. If you think you could improve your life (and who doesn’t?), it’s an opportunity to start fresh and break the patterns that have held you back in the past year. To start off right, it’s a good idea to give some ...

    Posted at June 12, 2011 | By : | Categories : Learning Center,Sobriety | 0 Comment
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is most commonly associated with military combat veterans, but it can affect anyone who has gone through a life-threatening traumatic event. People with PTSD generally have a difficult time trying to return to a normal life after they have gone through something traumatic, and they also have a hard time connecting, or reconnecting, to other people. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur not only in the people who actually experience a traumatic event, ...

    Posted at June 12, 2011 | By : | Categories : Articles,PTSD | 0 Comment
  • SUWS Teen Wilderness Program Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Teens & Their Families

    Author: Staff Writer Date: 5/2/2011 CRC Health Group is proud to acknowledge a momentous accomplishment by one of our therapeutic wilderness programs for teens. SUWS Wilderness Programs, which first opened in ...

    Posted at June 12, 2011 | By : | Categories : Aspen Education Group,Sobriety,Wilderness Outdoor | 0 Comment
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is most commonly associated with military combat veterans, but it can affect anyone who has gone through a life-threatening traumatic event. People with PTSD generally have a difficult time trying to return to a normal life after they have gone through something traumatic, and they also have a hard time connecting, or reconnecting, to other people. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur not only in the people who actually experience a traumatic event, ...

    Posted at March 2, 2011 | By : | Categories : Articles,PTSD | 0 Comment
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