Behind the Miracle

Behind the Miracle

Join the innovators at Sierra Tucson as they discuss relevant topics impacting mental and behavioral health. Our doctors and clinicians will explore thought provoking issues that impact you or a loved one.

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April 19, 2024
freedom-from-chronic-pain

Dr. Maureen Schwehr is here to help you overcome your chronic pain. Dr. Schwehr has long taken an integrative, mind-body perspective on medicine, so it is no surprise that she's adding a new tool to her arsenal for treating chronic pain: Pain Reprocessing Therapy. In ...

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Dr. Irfan Fauq is bringing intramuscular ketamine treatment to Sierra Tucson! In this episode, Dr. Alex Danvers interviews Dr. Fauq about how he's been using esketamine treatment to benefit mood disorder patients at ST, why he's so excited about bri...

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In this episode, Dr. Ryan Drzewiecki, Chief Clinical Officer at Sierra Tucson, talks about the integrative care model that he champions for mental health treatment. He discusses the way that specialty therapy is integrated with group therapy, one-on-one therapy...

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In this episode Kory Silva talks about his experience in leadership at Sierra Tucson, and how his perspective has been shaped by his own journey of recovery. Kory is one of several Sierra Tucson staff members who might be described as “wounded healers”—mental health pro...

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how-your-family-can-impact-your-recovery-journeyIn this episode, Dr. Vicki Loyer leads a discussion on Family Wellness Week at Sierra Tuscon, and the positive impact the support of friends and loved ones can have on a patient's journey.
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In this episode, Ed Hill and Lorraine Madrid lead an interactive discussion focused on quality and compliance, and what makes it different in healthcare compared to other industries.

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September 1, 2023
In this episode, we will hear from Larisa Biznichuk, Director of Secondary Eating Recovery Services, and Jessica Griffith, an eating recovery dietician. They will lead an interactive discussion focusing on eating recovery, and the many ways they help clients and patients form healthy diet and eating habits.
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existential-and-humanistic-psychology

In this episode, we will learn about existential-humanistic psychotherapy and somatic experiencing from Christopher Bradshaw and James Davis, and how these experiential approaches to therapy benefit clients at Sierra Tucson.

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July 1, 2023
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In this episode, we will learn all about the new CEO and Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Tuscon, Derek Price.

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In this episode,HR Director Cherie Peltz and HR Manager Molly Lounsberry lead an interactive dsicussion focusing on on their roles when it comes to treating behavioral health.
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In this episode, counselor Kory Silva and activity therapist Carly Button lead an interactive discussion focusing on what it means to be authentic and how they can help residents to be successful in their treatment.
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In this episode, Resident Experience Coordinator Joan Barber and Integrative Service Consultant Uziel Garcia lead an interactive discussion focusing of their roles, and on the services provided to patients at Sierra Tuscon.
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In this episode, Dr. Alexander Danvers and Psychometrist Adrian Dinkins lead a discussion on how data is being collected and interpreted, to develop and refine treatment plans for clients at Sierra Tuscon.
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February 10, 2023
Equine-assisted therapy (also sometimes referred to as “equine therapy”) is a form of experiential adventure therapy in which residents interact with horses under the guidance and supervision of qualified professionals.

By taking the therapeutic experience out of the traditional office environment, and interacting with a powerful yet sensitive animal, equine-assisted therapy allows residents to gain insight into emotions, relationsh...
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Adventure therapy is a form of experiential psychotherapy in which participants complete challenging activities within a safe and closely supervised environment. Ropes courses, problem-solving activities, outdoor experiences, and trust-based activities are all examples of adventure therapy.
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cap-comprehensive-assessment-programThe Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Sierra Tucson is designed to provide an inclusive and in-depth psychiatric, psychological, and medical assessment. CAP’s intensive assessment evaluation includes recommendations for treatment and referral upon c...
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technology-addiction-gaming-and-the-risksGaming, social media, and the internet have offered new ways to be close but also provided a multitude of ways to detach and dissociate from others. Let’s examine the benefits and the risks of the digital age, not just in our relationships, but also ho...
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tms-non-invasive-treatment-for-depressionInternationally renowned as a pioneer in innovative treatments and integrative therapies, Sierra Tucson offers NeuroStar TMS Therapy® (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for treating depression. This treatment is non-invasive, FDA-cleared, and safe.
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the-role-of-integrative-therapies-in-mood-and-trauma-treatmentThe word ‘integrative’ in integrative therapies refers to creating a whole, cohesive treatment plan, and bringing together the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within an individual. An integrative approach to therap...
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sierra-tucson-s-self-medication-nation-surveySierra Tucson recently conducted its Self-medication Nation Survey and found some stunning results. Some of the results demonstrated that during the Pandemic, employees viewed alcohol, drug use as a benefit of work-from–home and the concern is they...
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