Sierra Tucson Partners with University of Arizona to Promote Clinical Excellence

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 02, 2012

Internationally renowned treatment center, Sierra Tucson, has announced that it will broaden its relationship with the University of Arizona to promote clinical excellence with Psychiatric Resident Physicians. This larger relationship will allow the U of A residents to rotate through various clinical services at the facility, providing them with a broader exposure to the core, program-specific services as well as the wide variety of integrative services provided at Sierra Tucson. In addition, selected psychiatric staff at Sierra Tucson will have clinical faculty appointments at the university.

Sierra Tucson is able to offer a very unique learning experience for these young psychiatrists and psychologists in training, said Dr. Robert Johnson, D.O., Sierra Tucsons Medical Director since 2008. In addition to shadowing experienced clinicians, they are given the opportunity to experience first-hand what its like to participate in various group, cognitive-behavioral, psycho-educational, experiential, adventure, family systems, physiologic and mindfulness-based therapies. They leave contemplating how they will incorporate some of these methods into their own work with patients and families.

Recognized for its compassionate care and clinical excellence, Sierra Tucson is one of this nations top treatment centers dedicated to the prevention, education, and treatment of addictions and behavioral disorders. Sierra Tucsons highly skilled professionals understand the importance of educating future addictions and behavioral health medical professionals, and the facility currently has several U of A doctoral (Ph.D.) students rotating through its Psychology Department.

Its clear to them that there is no other facility in the country that can offer the kind of educational experience Sierra Tucson can when it comes to the assessment and treatment of complex, dual-disorder patients from cultures all over the world, said Dr. Johnson.

A premier facility for treating coexisting disorders, Sierra Tucson is known for its holistic, bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment approach. Individualized treatment plans incorporate 12-Step philosophy, a wide variety of innovative and integrative therapies, a Family Program, and a combination of Western and Eastern Medicine practices. Sierra Tucson employs full-time medical staff as a key part of its multidisciplinary treatment team. Specialized programs include:

Alcohol & Chemical Dependency
Pain Management
Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sexual Compulsivity
Trauma Recovery
Complex Assessment & Diagnosis
Progressions, for advanced recovery skills

Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, this exceptional facility offers a beautiful, natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information about Sierra Tucson or its programs, call 800-842-4487 or visit

About Sierra Tucson

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.

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