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Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Healing Through Horses

By Liz Dampsey, PhD, SEP Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program The field of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) has seen rapid growth over the last decade. Research in the field has been increasing substantially in terms of qualitative and quantitative studies that point to its therapeutic efficacy. Evidence suggests that EAP can improve self-awareness, self-efficacy (the belief … Read More

A Smoother Road to Eating Recovery

Sierra Tucson’s Evolved Approach to Disordered Eating by Alisa Fliss, EdS, MBA Director of Business Development, Acadia Healthcare – Recovery Division Recently, I received an invitation to a conference call to learn about the latest updates on Sierra Tucson’s Eating Recovery Program. I have to admit, this was a conference call to which I looked … Read More

Depression and the Holidays

Finding peace and joy from within Typical holiday messages suggest we should be filled with gladness and good cheer. Tidings of Joy. Peace on Earth. Happy New Year. Despite holiday buzzwords and societal expectations of how this time of year should look, not everyone feels so merry and bright. From financial woes and high hopes, to shorter … Read More

Eating Recovery and the Holidays

Minimizing Fear and Anxiety For individuals in eating recovery, the holiday season can stir up feelings of fear and anxiety. From Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, to holiday parties and Chanukah traditions, this time of year is when memories are made around calorie-laden meals. Often, fighting the urge to fall into old patterns and behaviors feels … Read More