All Kinds of News for October 04, 2017
Sunrise is excited to announce Dorann Mitchell has joined the program as Director of Clinical Training and Development. Dorann comes to Sunrise with extensive experience in both academic and program settings and a history of healing adolescents and their families through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Dorann recently retired from the University of Utah’s College of Social Work where she was Assistant Professor, Chair of the Substance Use Concentration in the MSW program, Director of Professional and Community Education and the Director of Substance Use Disorder Counselor Certificate Training Program.
She has developed and implemented three Adolescent DBT programs and is the past Director of Primary Children’s Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic in Salt Lake City.
“Being on the Sunrise team furthers my commitment to youth and their families in creating a healthier life for themselves. The team embodies an authentic desire and care for the students and the life they can experience and I am happy and excited to be a part of it,” said Dorann.
Dorann’s many professional awards include seven from the University of Utah College of Social Work, where she was five times Academic Professor of the Year, Clinical Professor of the Year, and Agency Director of the Year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dorann to the Sunrise team,” said Sunrise Executive Director, Brad Simpson. “Dorann has a deep passion for, and commitment to, enabling adolescents and their families to live healthy, joy-filled lives,” continued Simpson. “Her passion and expertise will help our entire Sunrise team serve our families better.”
Amongst Dorann’s extensive qualifications, she received a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Families awarded by the Postgraduate Center for Psychoanalysis and Mental Health, New York after the completion of a 3-year Fellowship. She currently serves on the NASW Board for the State of Utah.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise RTC, near St. George, Utah, is a DBT-intensive, residential treatment center and therapeutic boarding school for adolescent girls ages 12-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social, and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program, and the community access of a transition program.