Brookhaven Retreat Received Training on Personality Disorders in Women

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, recently received training on the latest finding on personality disorders in women.

The three treating Board Certified psychiatrists at Brookhaven Retreat recently welcomed a two-day training from Dr. Jennifer Payne on the latest findings on personality disorders in women.

Dr. Kelly Ownby, Dr. Kris Hauser and Dr. Amir Hussaini work together in formulating the cases for the clients attending the program at Brookhaven Retreat who have complex histories and often co-occurring diagnoses.

The training emphasized evidence based techniques that empower clients to achieve wellness through a journey of self-awareness acknowledgements and a retooling process, which develops, individualized self-management mechanisms.

Dr. Jennifer Payne, who is based in Baltimore, outlined specific strategies that could be used in building the diagnosis and the part medication management can play in treating both anxiety and depression which often co-occur with personality disorders.

A full case study was completed with the clinical and nursing staff that emphasized the importance of passing along information to ensure full team approach and to ensure the most cohesive approach to comprehensive treatment planning.

Training is an integral part of the culture of Brookhaven Retreat. Brookhaven Retreat has a full training program lined up for 2015 with the next being on March 10-11, 2015.

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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