Brookhaven Retreat Completes Clinical Training in December

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, attends clinical training led by consultant Dr. Jennifer Payne.

Consultant Dr. Jennifer Payne visited Brookhaven Retreat December 8-9. The two-day visit offered Dr. Payne a chance to first meet with individual clients at the facility, and then conduct an off-site comprehensive clinical training for staff the following day.

Owner and founder Jacqueline Dawes and Brookhaven Retreat’s clinical and medical team attended the offsite training. Led by Dr. Payne, the group discussed unique mental health disorders such as mania, schizophrenia and psychosis and how they are present in other mood disorders. The training also reviewed proper medications and their level of effectiveness in treating each disorder.

The day continued with the group participating in an analysis of real life cases and reviewing current policies and procedures in place to ensure the highest quality of care is given to clients at Brookhaven Retreat.

Brookhaven Retreat takes pride in its routine trainings and in-depth case reviews. Primary therapist Marlaina Kincaid states, “This training was exceptionally important in teaching the entire staff all the different symptoms of these mental health disorders so that we are better aware of what to look for.” She continued, “Trainings like these allow us to diagnose quickly and effectively, and guarantee the best level of care to each woman at our facility.”

On-going training, open discussions and a highly skilled staff are what make Brookhaven Retreat’s approach to mental health care unique and successful. By collaborating with top professional consultants like Dr. Jennifer Payne, Brookhaven Retreat is able to continue helping women successfully manage any mental health issues and find lasting recovery.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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