All Kinds of News for November 09, 2016
In recent months, New Roads representatives have received multiple requests to present or provide training. Particularly, conference planners and programs requested education regarding DBT. However, one planner asked the CEO, Eric Schmidt, to conduct training on building a strong company culture. The programs receiving instruction ranged from wilderness therapy programs, to substance use, disorder treatment centers, to primary psychiatric facilities.
Mr. Schmidt spent the fall traveling the country, offering seminars in multiple venues. He, in some cases, provided introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). In other cases, such as the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Conference, organizers provided a full day for instruction. In these latter cases, he ensured attendees left with several practical DBT skills, such as Validation Strategy, Chain Analysis, Distress Tolerance Skills, etc. At each venue, he received multiple invitations to conduct further training. The positive reaction to DBT pleases him. He reports a happiness and satisfaction in helping clinicians and counselors become excited about learning more about an evidence-based approach.
The president of the National Council on Addictive Disorders searched for an expert on company culture to speak at his annual conference. He heard from several sources that New Roads worked diligently to create a strong company culture and would likely provide excellent education in this area. Mr. Schmidt, honored, accepted the invitation. The lesson, which he co-taught with an executive who also graduated from the program, was well received.
During each presentation, Mr. Schmidt co-presented with a variety of staff members, one of whom was Dr. Kevin McCauley, the renowned filmmaker who produced Pleasure Unwoven and Memo to Self. (Both films received countless awards and are tirelessly used in Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers.) Dr. McCauley brought his signature emphasis upon neurochemistry and brain functioning to the instruction, allowing audiences and trainees to understand organic and chemical impacts of disorders like Borderline Personality Disorder. New Roads executives hold pride in the ongoing recognition of their expertise in DBT and their groundbreaking applications of the therapy.
New Roads Behavioral Health’s family of treatment programs are based upon a holistic, community-focused treatment approach, with a foundation in research and results. New Roads has residential treatment, transitional living, and outpatient options for their clients. There are three distinct and completely separate programs within the residential and transitional living: Pathways to Healing (PATH), Women’s Road to Healing (Worth), and New Roads to Healing (NoRTH). PATH is a dual-diagnosis treatment program for young men between the ages of 18-28 struggling with substance abuse and mental health concerns. WoRTH is a program designed specifically for young women that focuses on both substance abuse and mental health disorders (including borderline personality disorder) with a strong emphasis on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). NoRTH is designed to assist clients with severe mental health disorders in achieving independence by teaching them how to successfully live a life with their diagnoses.