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Dr. Caitlin Simpson, Director of Clinical Operations for Footprints to Recovery, a collection of drug and alcohol recovery treatment centers located across the United States joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and the Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Caitlin Simpson discuss the following:
What is Footprints to Recovery? Where and when was it founded?
How many facilities operate under the Footprints to Recovery umbrella? Where are these facilities located?
What is Footprints to Recovery’s overarching mission? What are the current programs that Footprints to Recovery offers in support of this mission?
Can you give us a sense of the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States?
If you could give one piece of advice for people seeking help for themselves or someone else, what would it be?
Conclusion: Footprints to Recovery is a collection of regional drug and alcohol treatment centers with headquarters in Chicago and facilities in Arizona, Illinois, Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company also operates a 24/7 call center to answer questions and support individuals in crisis.
Dr. Caitlin Simpson, LCSW, LCADC (MSW Fordham University and DSW Rutgers University) has twelve years of experience specializing in the field of addictions and co-occurring disorders, with a focus on the co-occurrence of trauma.
Dr. Simpson began her career in New Jersey at a private organization offering medicated assisted treatment, then advanced to the Superior Court of New Jersey, where she served as the Substance Abuse Evaluator for both the criminal division and drug court program. Through this position she became highly proficient in the areas of assessment and treatment recommendations in accordance with ASAM Criteria.
In 2010, following completion of graduate school, Dr. Simpson pursued a PhD in Social Work at Fordham University. After completing two years of doctoral research-based education, she transferred to Rutgers University to delve into the Doctorate in Social Work program, which offered a comprehensive advanced practice doctorate in clinical social work. Dr. Simpson then transitioned into various administrative roles as a clinical supervisor, program director and clinical director.
Currently, she serves as the Director of Clinical Operations with Footprints to Recovery. Dr. Simpson believes that through the mindful integration of traditional therapy, evidenced-based practice, and complementary holistic approaches, we can restore the well-being of the whole person: mind, body, brain, and spirit. She ensures special attention is paid to effectively and compassionately providing trauma-informed care and believes that the integration of mind, brain and body are essential in this realm.