Graduates of the 100 level courses of the SB&H Recovery College. Graduates include (left to right) Back row: Stephen Mayer, Erin Carey, Juan Parras, Porscha Hall, Candy Blomgren, Giovanna Mejia, Cindy Martinez, Cristiana Mendez. Bottom row: Delia Calbert, Christina Porter, Brianna Velasquez, Rebecca Deleon, Jessica Corrales, Elva Torres
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(PHOENIX – July 25, 2019) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) celebrated recent graduates of the Recovery College in a ceremony on July 9. The graduates have spent the past six months learning Positive Psychology strategies for their own personal and professional growth at SB&H and to support their work with the organization’s members.
“We have had great success with the Recovery College thanks to the dedication and commitment of the students and instructors,” said Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets. “The 100-level course content is rigorous, and we send our warmest congratulations to the newest round of graduates.”
The goal of the Recovery College is to provide increased educational opportunities to enhance learning, as well as meet the demands for continuing education. Currently, the Recovery College provides ongoing continuing education and training services in the behavioral health field for clients and staff.
The recent graduates of the Recovery College are all SB&H staff members. In order to complete the program, the graduates participated in classroom and online engagement – in addition to their regular duties as employees of SB&H.
About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:
Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.” SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis. More recently, integrated care and value-based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care. For more information on SB&H, please visit www.sbhservices.org.