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Located on a 94-acre working horse farm in Ellenboro, North Carolina, Foothills at Red Oak Recovery helps promote growth, reflection, and healing for those experiencing the results of trauma, mental health, and substance abuse issues.
Motivational Interviewing Training
Foothills at Red Oak Recovery provides our direct care team, which includes therapists, clinical technicians, and program staff with the effective clinical skills necessary for enhancing client motivation and progress in recovery. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a modality that specific methods of effectively engaging with clients at multiple levels to assist clients in learning positive skills in recovery. This communication style supports clients in becoming more connected to their intrinsic motivation to change and lessens the frequency of power struggles with clients over change behaviors.
Hillary Bolter, LCSW, LCAS, Bolter Counseling & Consulting, provided an informative, comprehensive, and interactive training to our Foothills at Red Oak Recovery team. This training will be used to support clients in working toward behavior change, engagement in services, “rolling with resistance,” and crisis intervention. It also implements client-centered communication skills and directive strategies to work collaboratively with clients on progress toward goals.
“Research demonstrates that when Motivational Interviewing is combined with other treatment modalities, clients are more engaged in treatment, they experience greater gains and they sustain their gains long after treatment concludes,” says Tony Issenmann, PHd, LMFT, Executive Director at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. “Motivational Interviewing works by helping clients envision a positive future and the strength they need to change their unhealthy behaviors through goal setting. As a research-informed program, we strive to understand the current research and to provide relevant trainings to staff on all levels so they can deliver the most effective treatment to our clients.”
CLINICIAN’S CORNER Rebecca Pearce, MSW, ICAADC Equine Therapist
Rebecca recently moved to North Carolina and is excited to join the team as an equine assisted therapist. She completed the master’s program at USC Dworak-Peck school of Social Work in December of 2016, an internship, and two years post graduate clinical work as part of a Bridging the Gaps substance abuse treatment center in Northern Virginia. She grew up in Arizona riding horses and being a part of 4-H animal husbandry program. She brings her love of horses, love of nature, and continued belief for hope and strength as an interconnected community to this team and to the clients at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. Rebecca integrates her own life experience in understanding the profound impact that addiction can have on individuals and families, the healing that comes through the love of a horse, and her spiritual calling to be of service to others on their own journey to becoming whole, happy, calm, and peaceful.
“Rebecca is highly skilled at attuning to our clients,” says Corinne Brown, MMHC, LMHC, LPC, LCAS-A, NCC, Clinical Director. “She creates a safe container for vulnerability. In addition, she brings strong values of compassion, excellence, and humility to our Foothills family.”
Rebecca also brings her many years of service as a licensed veterinary technician providing care to all animals and the people who love them. She is a yogi, recreational paddler, an avid backpacker, and traveler continually practicing connecting to mind, body, and spirit in her own life. She is often accompanied in her many adventures with her dog Mila by her side. Her animal pack also includes two parrot rescues, Stevie and Star.
NEW ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY PROGRAM: Greta Lutman, LPC, LCAS Family Workshop Facilitator
Greta joins the Foothills team as the Family Workshop Facilitator. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Wake Forest University in 1988 and Master’s in Agency Counseling from Appalachian State University in 1992. She has worked with adolescents and their families in therapeutic wilderness and boarding school programs throughout the Southeast since 2000 in various roles such as primary therapist, assistant clinical director, clinical director, and parent coach. Greta came into this field because she wanted to do “big” work and to help people change and grow if they really wanted to. She has not been disappointed.
Her contribution to Foothills at Red Oak Recovery will be assisting the Family Therapist and Clinical Director in creating powerful, meaningful Family Workshops and Family Intensives. Her clinical orientation is informed by an understanding of Family Systems, Gestalt Therapy, Metaphor Therapy, Transpersonal Work, Structural Family Therapy and Psychodrama. Her holistic view on healing the family system can be helpful in creating a more complete picture of what is going on and can create a path towards solving the problems that brought families to treatment to begin with. She believes that it is often a new perspective that is needed to help create the potential for change.
“We are thrilled that Greta has joined us at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. She brings a wealth of experience and skills and has been working with this specific age group and their families for many years. I have worked with Greta in the past, and we are honored to have her making a great team even better,” says the President and Founder.
CATCH US ON THE ROAD
MAHEC 2019 Women’s Recovery Conference
NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers)
IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association)
SE CRC (Southeastern Collegiate Recovery Summit)
(WCSAD) West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders
Executive & Marketing Retreat
NALSAP (National Association of Law School Professionals)
NCADA (North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys)
42nd Annual Meeting & Spring Program
Lake Junaluska Native American Summer Conference
18th National Recovery Schools Conference