Recovery within Therapeutic Farm Communities
November 24, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods
Dr. Bob Swoap is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. He teaches and conducts research in health and clinical psychology. For his most recent sabbatical project, he and his family lived at a therapeutic farm community for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. There, he conducted a qualitative investigation of the recovery process. Bob received his Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida. Afterwards, he completed a two-year fellowship in behavioral medicine at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Swoap is a licensed clinical psychologist and works with medical/psychiatric populations in health care settings. With Special Guest: Virgil Strucker, Executive Director, CooperRiis
One Hour AT A Time
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
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.
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.