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The Body Politic Radio Show Now on KABC Radio Sundays at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 790 AM. Listen to an interview with one of California's leading rehabilitation centers this Sunday May 17th as Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews the Ventura Recovery Center about addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Benjamin Salazar has been the director of the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program at Glendale Community College, Health Sciences Division for the past 8 years and is a tenured professor. He is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice and is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CAT-C). He specializes in seeing clients and families who have been impacted by chemical dependency and victims of crime. Ben is also a clinical director at a medical model/outpatient treatment center in Echo Park.
Five Sisters Ranch
The Center at Heron Hill: Finest in Eco-Therapy
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Joyce Korschgen, MS, LPC, EAGALA, Executive Director at The Center at Heron Hill, a nature-based therapy and education program utilizing the principles of ecopsychology and equine-assisted growth and learning. These exciting modalities are proven to be a great addition to more classic treatment practices in that they enhance and augment a client's innate need for connection with the outside world, especially with nature. At Heron Hill we offer clients the opportunity to utilize equine-assisted psychotherapy and education, horticultural therapy, primitive earth skills, and numerous other nature based experiences, initiatives, and discussions. For example, groups engage in fire making, shelter building, plant identification, and archery to shape a treatment plan that supplements existing treatment. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jungian Psychoanalytic Association
Jungian Perspective on Contemporary Addictions and AfflictionsSuzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Dr. Sherry Salman, a Jungian psychoanalyst, teacher, and author. Her area of expertise is the creative imagination in contemporary culture and psychological life. Her recent work can be found in Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, The Cambridge Companion to Jung, and her new book: Dreams of Totality: Where We Are When There’s Nothing at the Center. The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association is a non-profit educational community based in NY that promotes the contemporary understanding and applications of Jungian psychology in professional mental health fields, and in the public domain, and presents programs and events that bring Jungian ideas to the wider community. NYJUNG.ORG
In my new series on Mental Health Disorders and Addiction, this segment is one of the most compelling. It focuses on a Southern California rehabilitation center called A Mission For Michael that was spawned by tragedy, and whose owners managed to turn that tragedy into critical aid and support for those whose lives hang in the grip of addiction and serious mental health disorders. Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Chief Operating Officer, Lindsey Means. A Mission For Michael is one of the nation’s top treatment centers for those suffering from co-occurring disorders and severe addiction. You can contact A Mission For Michael at 949-489-0950 or visit their website at amissionformichael.com
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Kathleen Whyte, Program Director of Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center, established in 2007, one of the premier alcohol and drug treatment programs located in Los Angeles and a destination facility throughout the nation. Nestled against the hills north of Pasadena, they operate a ten bed residential treatment center, an Intensive Outpatient facility, and a Sober Living. Ridgeview Ranch specializes in addiction and co-occurring disorders for men and women thebodypolitic age. Their program utilizes the 12 step approach to recovery, and incorporates holistic therapies such as Yoga, Hypnotherapy, Equine Therapy and Art Therapy. www.ridgeviewranchca.org