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Dec 26, 2006
PRUNTY OPENS COUNSELING PRACTICE
(Jul 17, 2006) Brett J. Prunty MEd, Cascade Lakes Counseling Services, Bend, OR, 541-610-2512, announced the opening of his private counseling practice, specializing in working with young adults ages 17-26. Prunty is a 12-year veteran of wilderness and residential treatment programs.
GOLDBERGS IN PHILIPPINES
(October 26, 2006) Marvin and Renee Goldberg, Educational Options, Worchester, MA, 617-864-8864, attended the annual conference for the ADHD Society in Manila, Philippines October 19-21, where they were the featured speakers.
TWOMBLY AT THREE RIVERS MONTANA
(November 6, 2006) Steve Moore, Clinical Director at Three Rivers Montana Wilderness in Belgrade, MT, 877-221-1115, announced the addition of Will Twombly as a therapist. Twombly has extensive experience in adventure, wilderness, and working directly with teens and families. In addition, he helped start two Americorps programs, facilitated intergenerational camps for indigenous communities in Alaska, organized and facilitated therapeutic tall ship voyages, and most recently was with the Catherine Freer program headquartered in Oregon for more than eight years.
LAWSUITS MOUNT AGAINST SPRING CREEK LODGE
(Nov. 23, 2006) The Missoula Independent reported a third lawsuit has been brought against Spring Creek Lodge and its key staff. This latest lawsuit, filed Nov. 7, 2006, is a wrongful death suit brought by the mother of a girl who committed suicide on Oct. 7, 2004.
ACADEMY OF THE SIERRAS IN THE NEWS
(Nov. 26, 2006) The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA, describes the student life at the weight loss Academy of the Sierras.
NEW STAFF AT DRAGONFLY
(Nov. 30, 2006) Mona Treadway, Admissions for Dragonfly Transitions & Adventures, Klamath Falls, OR, 541-850-0841, announced Justin Heilenbach, MSW, and Matt Schoch have joined their staff.
RAGLAND/ BYNUM VISIT WRI
(November 30, 2006) Beth Ragland, Admissions Director of Elk River Wilderness Challenge, Huntsville, AL, 256-428-4244, and Candice Bynum braved the ice to visit Woodbury Reports Inc.
(November 30, 2006) Julia Andrick, Marketing Director of Catherine Freer Wilderness, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, sent several updates on Catherine Freer. The program completed an onsite survey by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Freer was one of the first wilderness therapy programs to become fully certified by JCAHO in 2000. Freer also received the Middle Fork Ranger District Forest Service Blanket Award in recognition of their volunteer service.
PARLETT STOPS BY
(December 1, 2006) Mark Parlett, Admissions at Three Rivers Montana, Belgrade, MT, 877-221-1115, dropped by the Woodbury Reports office for a visit.
TIMBER RIDGE CELEBRATES 5TH ANIVERSARY
(Dec. 1, 2006) Virginia Short, Admissions Director of Timber Ridge Preparatory School, Clark Fork, ID, 208-266-0128, announced the school celebrated their 5th anniversary in September, being accredited during that time by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).
(Dec. 1, 2006) SEIU, the nation's largest Health Care union issued a report critical of Universal Health Services Behavioral Health Facilities for alleged poor case management and understaffing at some UHS facilities. The report cited incident reports from 13 states. More...
NEW HAVEN CREW VISITS WRI
(December 3, 2006) Emerald Smith, Admissions, Greg Burnham, Assistant Clinical Director, and Jared Smith of New Haven in Provo, UT, 801-794-1218, stopped by the office to say hi and have their pictures taken by the Woodbury Sign.
LEELANAU ENDORSED BY HALLOWELL
(December 4, 2006) Heather Sack, Director of Admission for the Leelanau School, Glen Arbor, MI, 231-334-5824, reported an endorsement by Dr. Edward "Ned" Hallowell. "Dr. Hallowell is an internationally respected expert in the fields of ADD and Child Learning Disabilities." Dr. Hallowell and The Leelanau School will host a week long session (July 9 - 13, 2007) for families who deal with ADD and Learning Differences.
ANASAZI FEATURED IN UK TV SERIES
(December 5, 2006) Sean Rourke of Anasazi Foundation, Mesa, AZ, 480-892-7403, reported that Anasazi Foundation was featured in the fifth installment of 20/20s Brat Camp Series. This installment, tentatively titled "Family Camp", focuses on four sets of British mothers and daughters.
CHAPEL HAVEN IN THE NEWS
(December 6, 2006) Judy Lefkowitz, VP of Admissions at Chapel Haven, Westville, CT, 203-297-1714, sent a copy of an article that appeared in the New Haven Register on November 19, covering the success of their Asperger's Syndrome Adult Transition Program.
RODABOUGH AT CERTS
(December 7, 2006) Kent Tasso, owner/ founder of CERTS, Murray, UT, 801-755-8802, announced that Craig Rodabough, LMFT, 801-633-3653, has accepted the position of Executive Director of CERTS. Craig will oversee La Europa Academy, Kolob Canyon RTC, Moonridge RTC and Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy.
TIMBER RIDGE GRADUATES FOUR
(December 7, 2006) Virginia Short, Admissions Director of Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, Clark Fork, ID, 208-266-0128, announced that four girls have recently successfully graduated the program.
VIVE! WELCOMES MACKINNON
(December 7, 2006) Susan Holden Walsh, HoldenMcClure PR, Boulder, CO, 303-449-2526, announced the opening of a new southern California office for Vive!, in Beverly Hills. Kathy Mackinnon will lead the California office, and can be reached at 310-691-1100.
CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
(December 8, 2006) Adam Goldberg, CEO of Leslie S. Golberg & Associates, LLC, Braintree, MA, 781-848-8800, announced the opening of the Goldberg Center for Educational Planning™.
SAVING TEENS FUNDRAISING
(Dec. 7, 2006) John D. Reuben, Founder and President of Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative, 978-852-2144, announced that as part of his fundraising activities to help struggling teens, he will be running PF Chang's Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Marathon on January 14, 2007.
LOGAN RIVER ADDS ELECTRONIC HIGH SCHOOL
(Dec. 7, 2006) Larry Carter, Executive Director of Logan River Academy, Logan UT, 866-755-8400, announced they are supplementing their academics by using Utah's Electronic High School which allows students to make up credit and fill in missed instruction via the Internet. The Electronic High School is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.
ALDIS WITH CENTER FOR CHANGE
(Dec. 8, 2006) Melanie Aldis, Regional Director of Business Development for Center for Change, Orem, UT, 801-224-8255, announced she has been appointed a new clinical outreach director. Aldis has been with the Center for seven months.
OPI ADDRESSES ASPERGER'S
(December 11, 2006) Anne LaRivere, Director of Admissions for Optimum Performance Institute, Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, reported the students at OPI have been working on a documentary offering insight into the difficulties of young adults with Asperger's. In addition, OPI residents now volunteer at a variety of organizations in the Los Angeles area.
WILDERNESS SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS
(December 11, 2006) Lori Armbruster, Marketing Chair for Monarch School, Heron, MT, announced the 5th annual Wilderness Symposium at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, is accepting Proposals for Presentation for the upcoming conference. The deadline for Proposals is February 1, 2007, for the September conference. Proposals may be submitted to Jim Lavin/ Extended Studies via email. More...
SOBER COLLEGE IN MAGAZINE
(December 12, 2006) Brian Brekke, Director of Operations at Sober College, Los Angeles, CA, 800-346-2153, reported that Sober College was recently featured in the "Know Your World Extra" a publication by the Weekly Reader Corporation.
HEARTLIGHT MINISTRIES RADIO AND NEW BOOK
(Dec. 12, 2006) Mark Gregston, Executive Director of Heart Light Ministries, Hallsville, TX, 903-668-2173 x 12, announced the airing of six radio programs in January and February on Heart Light Radio, www.heartlightradio.org. The topic is "When Your Teen is Struggling", and they are call-in programs recorded in mid-December. The release date will coincide with the release date of his new book.
CASS JOINS NEXT STEP
(December 12, 2006) Penelope Valentine, CoFounder of Next Step for Success, 541-504-5224, announced Barbara Cass joined them as an Associate Coach. Cass successfully completed the Next Step Coach Training teleclass and is a Certified Coach in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
GENTILE ADMISSIONS OF PACIFIC JOURNEY
(December 13, 2006) Mark Williams, Managing Director of Pacific Journey Adventures, Los Angeles, CA, 949-488-3025, announced that Valarie Gentile joined the company as Admissions Director. Valarie has worked in the adolescent field for over 8 years, as intake coordinator for an Adolescent Transport Service and as a Transport Agent directly responsible for transporting teens to Therapeutic Boarding Schools nationwide.
GERRARD/ MURRAY VISIT WRI
(December 14, 2006) Brad Gerrard, Chief Operating Officer of Academy at Canyon Creek, Springville, UT, 801-491-3910, brought James Murray, MS, Director of Business Development at Provo Canyon School, Orem, UT, for a visit to North Idaho.
CARSTENS JOINS FRANCES
(December 14, 2006) Dore Frances, Founder of Horizons Family Solutions, Bend, OR, 541-312-4422, announced that Deb Carstens joined the company as Oregon Regional Director.
EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT AT GATEHOUSE
(December 15, 2006) Glenna Conway, Admissions Director of Gatehouse Academy, Wickenburg, AZ, 928-231-5004, announced in a press release that although education is not the primary focus of Gatehouse, it does take a close second to addiction recovery.
INTERMOUNTAIN HOSPITAL CLOSES RTC
(December 18, 2006) Chuck Christiansen, Director of Business Development for Intermountain Hospital, Boise, ID 208-375-5910 x 162, reported that the Adolescent Residential Treatment portion of Intermountain Hospital temporarily closed on December 31, 2006. Intermountain plans to reopen the Adolescent Residential Services in 2007.
MCCAULEY PRESENTS AT ASCENT
(December 18, 2006) Janice Pannell, Admissions Director of Ascent, Naples, ID 800-974-1999, announced an upcoming presentation by Kevin T. McCauley, MD, on Addictive Disorders and Treatment. The presentation is scheduled for January 17, 2007, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please RSVP to Janice by January 8.
OLDHAM AT MENNINGER
(December 18, 2006) Ian Aitken, President of Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, 713-275-5000, and Stuart Yudofsky, Chairman of Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, announced John M. Oldham, MD, MS, accepted the position of senior vice president and chief of staff at Menninger and executive vice chair for Clinical Affairs and Development at Baylor.
FUGLSANG LEAVES HLA
(December 18, 2006) Nicole Fuglsang, (former) Director of Admissions for Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 706-864-4730, announced she has left the school for maternity leave and will not return. She also announced her successor Billy Pichon.
OXBOW ACADEMY TO OPEN
(December 18, 2007) Stephen Nadauld of Oxbow Academy, Springville, UT, 801-491-2270, announced the program will open January 1, 2007 for private pay students who are sexually dependent and aggressive.
FFS GRADUATES 27
(December 20, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that 27 seniors graduated from the school on December 9, 2006. All students received with two diplomas: one from New York State for successful completion of the high school curriculum, and a second from The Family Foundation School for successful completion of the school's character education program. Each graduate has been accepted to a community college, four-year college or university.
NEW LEADERSHIP AT ASPEN RANCH
(December 20, 2006) Amy Sandler, Marketing and Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-468-4479, announced the appointment of Dr. Melodie Rose as the new Executive Director of Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT, 877-231-0734.
PINE RIVER INSTITUTE OPENS
(December 20, 2006) Karen Minden, PhD, CEO of Pine River Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 416-955-1453, announced their residential treatment center has reached their campaign goal and is now open.