Addiction professionals in the Phoenix, AZ community and beyond came together on September 15th to discuss Strengthening the Therapeutic Relationship. The event, produced by Addiction Professional, featured several panelists to provide their perspective:
- Larry Solomon – Clinical Director, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center
- Susanne Drury - Psychologist, Sovereign Health of Arizona
- Seth Jenkins - Director of Outpatient Services & Internship Supervisor, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center
- Mariah Hile - Community Service Clinician, Valley Hope
For full biographies of the panelists click here.
The event was moderated by Adam Armstrong with Addiction Professional. Click below to listen to podcast.
Larry Solomon discusses the best practices to follow in order to foster a productive relationship between the patient and staff.
Susanne Drury speaks on the process of accurately assessing trauma patients, and the importance of connecting them with the right clinician on staff.
Seth Jenkins discusses the importance of setting realistic expectations and ground rules before treatment begins.
Mariah Hile discusses factors that treatment centers should take into consideration when referring a patient to a primary clinician or therapist.
About the Panelists:
Larry has been with Calvary Addiction Recovery Center for over 16 years. He became Clinical Director in 2006. Calvary Addiction Recovery Center has been treating adults with Substance Use Disorders for over 50 years. Larry is also an adjunct faculty member with Phoenix Seminary, Ottawa University and Rio Salado College. In 2005 he published a book, “Love never fails… but a marriage can.”
Mariah Hile, AA, LSAT
Community Service Clinician, Valley Hope
Mariah Hile, AA, LSAT is the Community Service Clinician for Valley Hope and has been in various clinical capacities over the last 7 years; from being a primary counselor, family group facilitator, outpatient counselor to working with our innovative ACESS online IOP treatment program. Her compassion for the addicted and their families is obvious; her love for the 12 steps comes from both a personal and professional walk in life. Her passion is to help people find the light within so they can begin to recover and find the hope they have desperately looking for.
D. Seth Jenkins LPC, LISAC
Director of Outpatient Services & Internship Supervisor, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center
Seth has been with Calvary Addiction Recovery Center for over 6 years and has worked in the Substance abuse field for 10 years. Seth has been running the Internship Program at Calvary since 2011. He became Director of Outpatient Services in mid 2014. Calvary Addiction Recovery Center has been providing treatment and recovery services since 1964. Seth has specialized in working with young adults in both Residential and Outpatient settings. Seth has been an adjunct faculty member with Grand Canyon University and provided Counseling services through Children and Adult Psychological Services (CAPS) in Chandler AZ. Additionally, Seth is approved by the AZBBHE to provide clinical supervision to associate licensed counselors.