July 18, 2016
Hosted by Mary Woods
Dr. Brad Reedy is the Co-Founder of Evoke Therapy Programs, a wilderness based therapy program utilizing primitive living, nomadic hiking, metaphor, and experiential therapies for adolescents, young adults and families suffering from addiction and mental health issues. Brad served on the Board of the Utah Department of Child and Family Services and the board of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. He also authored “The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle & the Road Home.” Using his own story and stories from the thousands of families he has treated, he avoids offering simple advice, but encourages parents to become experts themselves, teaching parents how to think about parenting dilemmas. Healthy parenting is its own reward and his approach asks parents to change the question from “What should I do?” to “Who am I? Who is my child? and What is my relationship to their problems?”
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.
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.