Staff Research & Articles

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Staff Research & Articles

Our team of caring experts continues their education and research in the mental health field, particularly as it pertains to addiction and recovery. We are pleased to provide you with a sample of articles presented by our staff members. Simply click on the article link to open the PDF.

The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph over Trauma by Tanya Lauer & Kathleen Parrish

The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph over Trauma

by Tanya Lauer & Kathleen Parrish

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When trauma enters the lives of the unsuspecting, it steals from their very soul. It not only robs them of peace and joy, it can take years and decades from their lives while they desperately try to fill the hole in their heart, pretending that their soul isn’t leaking out of it. No one is ever prepared for trauma and no one is ever left unchanged by traumatic events.

In the face of such adversity, what allows one person to find the gift in their wound and another to suffer endlessly? Enter Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish, professional counselors at the internationally renowned residential treatment center, Cottonwood Tucson.

With over 40 years combined experience helping people survive trauma and find the “gift in their wound,” Lauer and Parrish offer The Essence of Resilience―an urgent and vital answer to this all-too-common marauder. Topical tools for healing include: Story, Relationships, Trust, Compassion, Gratitude, Animals and Pets, Nature, Humor, and Spirituality. Through stories, compassion and understanding, they guide readers straight to the heart of resilience―that place where we learn to heal and thrive.

Charles Gillispie, MFA, LISAC, CSAT - CSAT at Cottonwood Tucson

Articles by Charles Gillispie

  • A Case Report Illustrating the Use of Creative Writing As A Therapeutic Recreation Intervention in a Dual-diagnosis Residential Treatment Center
  • The use of collaborative poetry as a method of deepening interpersonal communication among adolescent girls
  • Poetry therapy techniques applied to a recreation/adult education group for the mentally ill
  • The Function of Drug-Using Dreams in Addiction Recovery
  • Recovery Poetry 101: The Use of Collaborative Poetry in a Dual-Diagnosis Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
  • Reaching the Demographics – Treatment should speak to goals that matter to young adults
  • Dreams & Addiction Recovery
  • The Use of Journal Writing As a Recovery Tool
Dan Stone

Articles by Dan Stone

  • Sober and Grieving by Dan Stone, MSW, LCSW, LISAC
Kathleen Parrish, MA, LPC

Articles by Kathleen Parrish

  • When Young Adults “Fail to Launch”
  • When Trauma Poses a Treatment Challenge – PTSD clients’ recovery plan should focus on adaptive coping
  • Aging and Addiction
  • Walk Softly, Carry a Big Heart: Compassionate Perspectives on Adolescent Treatment
  • Counselors, Clients, and Social Media (Facebook) by Jeffery C. Friedman and Kathleen Parish

Additional Articles

  • Lost Weekends The Alcoholic Blackout by Jeffrey C. Friedman, MHS, LISAC
  • On-Camera Treatment: Therapy or Theatrics by Jeffrey C. Friedman, LISAC
  • Michael Jackson’s Death Highlights the Alarming State of Celebrity Medicine
  • Lost in Cyberspace – New Protocols for Treating Online Game Addiction
  • Addressing the Needs of Lawyers in Addiction Treatment
  • Receptor Roulette: Pathological Gambling Linked to the Use of Dopamine Agonists
  • In Spite of What We Read in the Tabloids, Miracles Happen
  • Going All In: I Can’t Stop Gambling
  • Recuperacion sin Fronteras (Recovery Without Border)
  • Counselors, Clients, and Social Media (Facebook) by Jeffery C. Friedman and Kathleen Parish
  • Some Reflections on Scar Tissue
  • “Bath Salts” Users Getting into More than Hot Water
  • Some Reflections on Suffering
  • Some Reflections on Sanity
  • Krokodil: Eating Addicts Alive
  • This is Your Brain in Love: The Sweet Science of Attraction, Sex, and Romantic Attachment

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