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CRC names new director of adolescent clinical services

December 15, 2011
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CRC Health Group, a provider of addiction treatment and related behavioral health services, announced the appointment of Dr. Rick Meeves, PhD, LMFT, to Director of Adolescent Clinical Services as part of the company's growing clinical quality management department. Dr. Meeves brings 16 years of experience working with struggling and underachieving teens to this new role for the company.

"We are pleased to announce this new position for Rick as we continue to build CRC's clinical excellence, reputation and leadership," said Dr. Phil Herschman, Chief Clinical Officer for CRC. "Rick brings extensive experience to this role having led one of our most successful adolescent programs, and will be a critical part of our organization as we seek to continuously improve services to meet the growing needs of our teens, families and referring professionals."

In this new role, Dr. Meeves will provide onsite and remote support services to the CRC youth programs, including the Aspen Education Group network of programs, driving the improvement of clinical and operational excellence. He will serve as mentor and coach to clinical directors and staff, and will be an active member of the clinical quality management department onsite team, completing annual reviews and audits as needed.

This appointment is the latest move by CRC who previously announced the addition of a 10-member Clinical Advisory Board responsible for providing expert guidance in the development of a cutting-edge treatment delivery system that encompasses the latest innovations and research. Both the advisory board and Dr. Meeves are overseen by Herschman.

"Because of our scale, CRC has a unique and advantageous opportunity to lead the industry in data driven, evidence-based, clinical services," said Herschman. "We have taken a hard look at what clinical excellence means to the industry, our professionals, our employees and, most of all, our clients, and are now applying what we have learned. Rick's new role, the new Clinical Advisory Board and the many other initiatives we're going to unveil, including a CRC Treatment Model, will all become distinct CRC differentiators in the treatment world."

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Meeves served for 10 years as the Executive Director for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, a successful wilderness treatment program for struggling teens that he founded. Driven by the desire to help others achieve personal, family, career, and organizational success, Dr. Meeves earned a Masters in Human Development and Family and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and entered the world of helping teens and families in treatment settings and private practice in 1995.

He has consulted with national and international companies as well as Dr. Steven Covey, founder of the Covey Leadership Center and author of numerous books on personal, family and business effectiveness. He also has conducted multiple lectures and trainings on a variety of topics related to treatment settings, family, children, and organizational success.

"CRC has made a significant commitment to become the recognized leader in clinical excellence, and I am thrilled to become a part of this great team that Dr. Herschman has assembled, to help achieve this lofty but achievable goal," said Meeves.