Personality Disorders and Substance Use Disorders: What works and what Doesn’t!

May 19, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

Over the past forty years, Dr. Crabtree has helped adolescents and adults, with serious mental illnesses in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. He is the Co-founder and Medical Director of Project Transition, which consists of six therapeutic village programs located throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Project Transition is a highly specialized program for people who have felt failed by the Mental Health system. Over the past 26 years, PT has worked with over 1000 individuals with personality disorders, co-occurring disorders, and other complex psychiatric difficulties. Dr. Crabtree received his training at Yale and University of Pennsylvania. He has served as a clinical faculty member at several Philadelphia area medical colleges. He has published over 20 articles and has presented to many professional, academic, consumer, and family audiences. Dr. Crabtree has been intensively trained in DBT, and is a recent recipient of a national Lilly Reintegratio

One Hour AT A Time

One Hour AT A Time

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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.

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Mary Woods

Mary Woods

Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.

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