All Kinds of News for September 12, 2018
Dragonfly, a co-ed Young Adult transitional program located in Southern Oregon, is excited to welcome Travis Slagle, LMHC, NCC as Clinical Director. Travis is a licensed clinician with over fifteen years of experience providing direct care services and crisis management for struggling teens, young adults, and their families. Travis has worked as a therapist and program administrator in a variety of settings including wilderness, residential and transitional living.
“I have known Travis for years and have always admired his vision and energy,” said Mona Treadway, Dragonfly Transitions Co-Founder. “His philosophy of celebrating the roots and stability of an organization while also looking at areas of improvement align with the Dragonfly approach. We are very excited to have him join the team at Dragonfly”.
As the Clinical Director at Dragonfly, Travis is focused on motivating change at both the individual and organizational level. He works with the leadership team to help clinicians, families, and students to maximize the unique benefits of the Dragonfly experience.
Travis earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. He holds a certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He completed a year-long training and clinical consultation focused on depth-oriented sandplay and expressive art therapy and was the recipient of a national award from the American Horticultural Therapy Association for his contribution toward developing a neurosequential approach to therapeutic garden design. Travis has also published research and presented at national conferences on the integration of nature-assisted therapy, neurodevelopment, and trauma informed care.
Travis comments, “I’m honored to join an amazing team of dedicated professionals who are going above and beyond to help young adults and their families develop resilience, inner-wisdom, and practical life skills. Dragonfly is leading the way in young adult treatment. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with inspired mentors, experiential educators, and talented clinicians who are committed to helping young adults create meaningful connections and lasting memories. I am excited to be here and am looking forward to embarking on the next adventure at Dragonfly!”
About Dragonfly Transitions
Dragonfly Transitions serves young adults 18 - 30 in three locations in Southern Oregon. The variety of locations allows for a continuum of care. The campus a student first enrolls in is based on the level of support desired and personal goals and interests. Students pursue educational, vocational, therapeutic, social and recreational life goals. Dragonfly offers opportunities for hands on experience in a supportive environment where students can flourish.