Maintaining Cultural Sensitivity in Residential Treatment

Cultural identity impacts the way in which an individual perceives the world around him or her. It shapes a person’s belief system, provides a sense of belonging, and influences the way he or she lives, speaks, acts, and thinks. As such, the behavioral health industry must not only recognize cultural differences and barriers, but also … Read More

The Gift of Self-Care

Eating Recovery During the Holidays The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the promise of celebrations, family traditions, and gift giving. For those who struggle with food, weight, or body-image issues, this time of year can also mean high levels of anxiety, overwhelming triggers, and enormous guilt. At Sierra Tucson, we encourage patients … Read More

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone: The Power of Experiential Therapy

By Christopher Craig, MA, MS A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. As part of the Therapeutic & Recreational Activities Program at Sierra Tucson, experiential therapy gives participants the opportunity to engage in new behaviors, take healthy risks, and gain insight into patterns that … Read More

Professional Luncheon “Physicians and Addiction – Chemical Changes in the Medical Brain”

November 10, 2015 – November 10, 2015 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW Description: Speakers: Michael V. Genovese, M.D., J.D. Chief Medical Officer-Sierra Tucson Dr. Genovese will discuss Neurochemical changes in the addiction with specific reference to physicians and explore why physicians are at elevated risk of addiction and co-occurring disorders. This is an intermediate presentation. Attendees … Read More

Naturopathic Medicine: A Key Component to Recovery & Complete Wellness

Maureen Schwehr, NMD Naturopathic Physician A motto in naturopathic medicine is: We are doctors who listen. Marketing research concludes that patients often feel misunderstood, and therefore have difficulty trusting their health care providers. People desire the reassurance that their medical providers are really listening to them. Generally speaking, it takes 15 minutes for an individual … Read More

Pharmacogenomics: A Breakthrough in Psychiatry

By Michael V. Genovese, M.D., J.D. Chief Medical Officer With the advancement of medicine and the multitude of available options, psychiatrists face numerous challenges in tailoring the appropriate course of individualized treatment for patients. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a person’s individual DNA affects his or her response to medications and a scientific method of evaluating … Read More