All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
As the leaves change and the transition into one of the most beautiful seasons in Vermont begins, so too the winds of change are bringing some exciting evolutions at Confluence. In the past month there have been two new additions to the Confluence team and a promotion of one of the key staff.
Audrey Peavey joined the Confluence team in August as the new Director of Admissions and Outreach. Audrey comes to Confluence with 19 years of experience in similar roles, with various private therapeautic treatment programs. Audrey is from New England and excited to be back working with a program in the Northeast. Coincidentally, Audrey started her career in this field in the early 2000's at a wilderness therapy program in Maine, and now is full circle, back to her roots at a program with a wilderness therapy component. Audrey hopes to offer another branch of support to the Confluence team as they grow and develop over the coming years.
Kyle Durgin has been with Confluence for over 2 years. He started out as a mentor and due to his obvious passion for the work and his drive to grow, he quickly moved to a lead mentor and held that role for over a year. He then was promoted to Program Coordinator and started assisting our Director of Operations with logistics, staff development, inventory, etc. Kyle took on those new responsibilities with ease and over time, the leadership team recognized the opportunity to add more to his plate and continue his professional development. A few months ago, Kyle was promoted to Assistant Field Director. When asked what is different from his prior role, Kyle stated "This role offers a broader scope of responsibility and opportunities for learning and growth." Kyle shared that he hopes to go back to graduate school next year for his Masters in Organizational Psychology.
Last, but not least, Rebekah Carter, LICSW, also joined the team in early August as a primary therapist. Rebekah has a rich background from in-home therapy for medically disabled adults, to private practice, to over 8 years of direct clinical practice at a major psychiatric hospital. Rebekah is also a DBT-trained clinician and brings that skill set to her work at Confluence. When Rebekah was asked what she is most excited about as she settles into her role at Confluence, she stated "I love everything about this model and how the program uses the residential component and wilderness excursions as tools in the therapeutic process. I am also looking forward to working with a young adult population at a pivotal time in their lives where we can really make an impact and witness change."
With all of these evolutions, the Confluence leadership team is being mindful and intentional with the professional growth of each of these team members and how their contributions will enhance the overall success of the program.
Confluence is a short-term mental health treatment program helping young adults and their families navigate the complexities and challenges of today's path to adulthood. Designed to provide comprehensive care for participants, Confluence brings together intensive clinical services, health and wellness programming, wilderness therapy, therapeutic horticulture, and family integration to foster healing and provide the foundations for postive change and growth.