Monica Powers, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Development and Training at Sovereign Health, discusses Sovereign Health and resilience. In reference to persons dealing with traumatic experiences and recovery, it is often confounding how some people are able to recover, while others struggle and drown in it. Dr. Powers and Dr. Parker explore the common attributes that are associated with resilient people and discuss survivors of trauma and the difficulties the patient population often faces. The interview was first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Dr. Monica earned her doctorate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she focused her interests on the survivors of natural disasters and investigated then wrote about Hurricane Katrina survivors. She also works in a private practice on weekends, where she collaborates with a variety of patients in personal psychotherapy.
Tonmoy Sharma, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, discusses what are the different types of mental illnesses and how to treat them. The interview was first broadcasted live on CoreBrain Journal on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He’s a prolific researcher and scientist and has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and five books on schizophrenia and mental illness. Under his leadership, Sovereign Health has grown from a small facility in San Clemente to a national brand spanning five states and comprising nine fully functional facilities that treat addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders, brain wellness, and behavioral health programs for eating disorders.
Upon receiving a complaint from Sovereign Health, the Internal Affairs Unit of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) / Community Care Licensing Health Department (CCLD) launched an investigation into the misconduct by CCLD officials during a site visit to one of Sovereign’s adolescent treatment centers. Watch Jamie Deans, Senior Director of Communications, discuss the incident in an interview with 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV.
Donna Hugh, Program Director at Sovereign Health of Los Angeles, discusses interventions on the NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Addiction and mental illness are issues that have a tremendous impact on everyone involved in the addicted person’s life, from spouses, siblings, parents and children to co-workers and friends. If family and friends suspect a loved one is dealing with alcohol or drug abuse, it may be difficult to know where to start, what to do and how to find resources to help. An interventionist can step in when you don’t know what to do and help guide you, friends and family on what you should do in order to assist your loved one.
Ashley Jordan, Sovereign Health’s Associate Program Director, discusses mental health needs for U.S. military members and veterans on the NBC affiliate KMIR’s program “Desert Living” on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Ms. Jordan notes in the interview, there’s a real concern for military members and veterans. No military member wants to be looked down upon as not capable of doing something because they’re stressed out. There’s a certain amount of stigma there, and the goal right now is for mental health professionals to be able to cut through that stigma and educate.