The Meadows Wickenburg Announces Dr. Patrick Carnes as New Senior Fellow

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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., announced Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., C.A.S., as a new Meadows’ Senior Fellow. Dr. Carnes is a nationally known speaker on sex addiction and recovery issues. He is the founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and Gentle Path Press.

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“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Patrick Carnes to The Meadows as a Senior Fellow,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO.

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., announced Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., C.A.S., as a new Meadows’ Senior Fellow. Dr. Carnes is a nationally known speaker on sex addiction and recovery issues. He is the founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and Gentle Path Press.

From 1996 until 2004, Dr. Carnes was Clinical Director for Sexual Disorder Services at The Meadows Wickenburg. His achievements include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), where they present an annual "Carnes Award" to researchers and clinicians who have made exceptional contributions to the field of sexual health.

The Meadows recently announced the addition of Dr. Carnes’ Gentle Path Program for sexual disorders in males 18 years and older scheduled to open November 1, 2013. Gentle Path at The Meadows is The Meadows’ newest property, Vista, two miles from the main campus, offering a 27-bed facility and an exclusive and confidential setting. The Gentle Path program is based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Carnes’ Thirty-Task model which has been empirically validated to be an effective form of treatment for sexually compulsive behavior.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Patrick Carnes to The Meadows as a Senior Fellow,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO. “Dr. Carnes will be highly engaged in working with the team at Gentle Path at The Meadows. His expertise with sex addiction will be of great significance to men who suffer from a sexual disorder.”

Dr. Carnes is the author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1992), Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict (1989), The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997), Open Hearts (1999), Facing the Shadow (2001), In the Shadows of the Net (2001), and The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction (2002), Recovery Zone (2009), and A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Principles (2012). Dr. Carnes’ article, “18.4 Sexual Addiction,” appears in Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (2005).

"Walking onto The Meadows campus was like returning home,” said Dr. Patrick Carnes. “I look forward to my role as a Meadows’ Senior Fellow and to a collaborative, exciting, and innovative new version of the Gentle Path Program.”

Additional Meadows’ Senior Fellows include: Pia Mellody, John Bradshaw, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Jerry Boriskin and Dr. Shelley Uram, Dr. Claudia Black, and Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S. Katehakis is an expert in the treatment of sexual addiction and other sexual disorders and is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Calif. Each Meadows Senior Fellow is involved in world-wide practice and research in their area of expertise in addition to lecturing patients on clinical works, publishing works in numerous professional publications, and providing their teachings and expertise to the patients and therapeutic staff at The Meadows.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about Gentle Path at The Meadows and The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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