All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
The Montana Academy community is excited to welcome Dr. Moira McKinnon to the staff team. Dr. McKinnon has recently returned to Montana with her husband and two young children and has just joined her father, Dr. John McKinnon, in sharing the Medical Director responsiblilties. Moira McKinnon, MD is a physician with specialty training - board certified in both adult psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. McKinnon received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University before attending Medical School at the University of Washington. Dr. McKinnon then trained in adult pschiatry at California Pacific Medical Center and in child and adolescent psychiatry at UC San Francisco.
For the past month, Dr. McKinnon has begun to do rounds and attend staff meetings at Montana Academy's transitional living program, Sky House, and looks forward to integrating her work on campus in due time. Meanwhile, Dr. McKinnon joins her father in performing thorough psychiatric reviews of every new enrollment as this has consistently been Montana Academy's practice in order to deeply understand our students and to compliment materials for each treatment team.
Montana Academy is excited and enthusiastic about the addition of Dr. Moira McKinnon and look forward to all of our colleagues and friends having the opportunity to get to know her as she continues to take over the role of Medical Director in the coming year.
About Montana Academy
Founded in 1997, Montana Academy is a coed, accredited, privately-owned therapeutic boarding school located in Northwest Montana. Unique in the nation, Montana Academy provides students a robust combination of clinical sophistication, an effective therapeutic program and a challenging prep school all situated on a 500 acres Montana ranch. Instead of limiting treatment to symptom relief (pills or brief therapies), Montana Academy pursues a two-step diagnosis and dual treatment: (a) to identify and then remove, insofar as possible, the obstacles to psychological development; and (b) to prod students to achieve new psychological milestones and so to restore the momentum of normal adolescent maturation.