Mental Health and Addiction Professionals Learn How Exercise Therapy Can Benefit Their Patients
For Immediate Release: 4/11/2016
On Friday April, 8th Victory Addiction Recovery Center opened its doors to mental health and addiction professionals offering free continuing education training. Over 60 Addiction Professional, Addiction Counselors, and Social Workers filled the Victory auditorium to understand the benefits of exercise therapy for patients during treatment and throughout their recovery.
Counselor Amy Guilbeau LPC, LAC presented to the audience. Guilbeau is TRX certified and runs the exercise therapy program at Victory Addiction Recovery Center. “We wanted to showcase something that is very unique to our program,” says Guilbeau. Victory is the only treatment center in the state that offers exercise therapy administered by a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor. Guilbeau continues “It’s another tool we can use to provide dynamic treatment as well as reach clients who may not be as responsive to traditional methods of treatment.”
Guilbeau used evidence-based research and anecdotal experience to show different outcomes and successes exercise therapy can yield with clients. She also demonstrated the type of exercises she uses to explain how, and why they can have therapeutic outcomes. Guilbeau explained the process of certification, if they were interested in implementing exercise therapy in their own practice.
Evidence-based treatment and utilization of the 12 steps make up the foundation of Victory’s program. However, exercise therapy falls in line with the holistic approach which addresses the mind, body and soul of clients. Clinical Director at Victory, Kerri Cunningham, LCSW, LAC, states, “Therapeutic Fitness is one of the many offerings that make the Victory program unique. We work hard at addressing the underlying issues of addiction, this approach adds another opportunity for progress during treatment.”
Victory Addiction Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Lafayette, LA, owned and operated by Summit BHC. Committed to serving the Acadiana community, Victory’s experienced, licensed clinical and medical staff is committed to full family recovery. Treatment is individualized, focusing on the mind, body and soul. We strive to provide the best substance abuse services possible, while helping move our community forward. For more information on Victory call (888) 991-3778 or visit www.myvictorycenter.com.
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