SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, announces a new interview featuring Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D., Chief Clinical Officer of Sovereign Health. In the interview, first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Dr. Mele discusses the evolution of addiction treatment. Hosted by Charles Parker, D.O., the interview explores the latest discoveries in mind science with policymakers, researchers and the informed public.
Sovereign Health's commitment to each patient begins with a rigorous, comprehensive diagnostic assessment, including an evaluation of patients' cognitive functioning. Sovereign passionately believes that the foundation for every patient's recovery needs to be a highly comprehensive, individualized and evidence-based treatment plan. As noted in the interview, Dr. Mele said, "What we've done is take theorists' theories and superimposed their theoretical constructs on recovery. It's been really exciting to ensure what we present to the community and to our patients is evidence- and research-based."
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help patients change their ineffective behavioral patterns. To achieve success, DBT works in conjunction with these four main concepts: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. "DBT is a technique developed by Marsha M. Linehan to help folks who have a hard time managing and keeping their emotions under control. These are individuals who go from 0 to 60 on the emotional speedometer very quickly," says Dr. Mele. "They are easily aroused and upset, and their level of upset can look more extreme than the situation warrants."
"Our pasts have contributed to who we are today, whether positively or negatively," adds Dr. Mele. "We have to embrace it [our past] as a tool to move forward, otherwise we really run the risk of being unconnected."
Sovereign Health currently operates nine treatment facilities in five states: California, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah. The facilities are licensed in accordance with the regulations of the state where the facility is located. Sovereign facilities have been awarded Gold Seal accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation available in the behavioral health field.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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