In new role as Meadows Senior Fellow, this world-renowned clinician brings his expertise in childhood trauma and his Neurosequential Network to Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s proven treatment programs
[WICKENBURG, ARIZONA – November 9, 2022] Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is pleased to announce Dr. Bruce D. Perry as their newest Meadows Senior Fellow. Dr. Perry has devoted three decades to teaching, research, and clinical practice in children’s mental health and the neurosciences. His work on the effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs, and policy around the world. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, co-writing 2021’s What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing with Oprah Winfrey.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Perry to the team. We have followed his work and writing over the course of his career and recognize the important contributions of his Neurosequential Model,” said Sean Walsh, CEO of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. “He will be an invaluable asset to our team as he imparts his expertise to our clinicians and patients, especially in the development of our upcoming Meadows Adolescent Center.”
Meadows Senior Fellows are some of the nation’s top addiction and recovery experts, and they provide ongoing direction, consultation, and training for staff as well as interacting with patients. They work together to ensure that The Meadows Model is the most clinically comprehensive and nurturing program available today. Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s network of specialized behavioral healthcare programs provide evidence-based treatment for those struggling with emotional trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring conditions.
“I am very honored to have the opportunity to join the distinguished group of Fellows at The Meadows,” Dr. Perry said, adding, “and I look forward to sharing the work of the Neurosequential Network and learning from them as well.”
Dr. Perry is a natural fit to join the work MBH is already doing. His clinical research has resulted in the development of innovative clinical practices and programs working with maltreated and traumatized children, most prominently the Neurosequential Model©, a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical work, education, and caregiving. His experience as a clinician and researcher has led many community and governmental agencies to consult Dr. Perry following high-profile incidents involving traumatized children and youth including the 1993 Branch Davidian siege in Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine school shootings, the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the FLDS polygamist sect, the earthquake in Haiti, and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings among others.
About Meadows Behavioral Healthcare
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is a network of specialized behavioral healthcare programs, individualized addiction recovery centers, and acute psychiatric care centers located throughout the United States. An industry leader, MBH provides evidence-based treatment for people struggling with trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues, and co-occurring conditions. Their full continuum of programs and services deliver personalized treatment plans to people from all walks of life, meeting them at their point of need to help achieve long-term recovery. This treatment approach rooted in decades of clinical experience treating childhood and relational trauma, addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues has established a strong foundation of trust among patients, referring healthcare partners and the local communities served. For more information on all of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s treatment services, visit meadowsbh.com, or call 800-244-4949.
About Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD
For more than three decades, Dr. Bruce Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences. The principal of the Neurosequential Network and founder of The Child Trauma Academy, his work on the effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs, and policy across the world. He is also a New York Times bestselling author, co-writing 2021’s What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing with Oprah Winfrey.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Perry is a sought-after public speaker. He has presented at the White House Summit on Violence, before the California Assembly, and the US House Committee on Education. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Today, Good Morning America, Oprah, and Nightline as well as networks from NPR, CNN, and MSNBC to NBC, ABC, and CBS News. Dr. Perry’s work has been featured in documentaries and highlighted in a Pulitzer Prize-winning series in the Chicago Tribune, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many others. He is also the author of the bestselling book The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered (both written with Maia Szalavitz). For more about Dr. Perry and the Neurosequential Network, visit www.neurosequential.com.
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