Mirasol Now Licensed as an Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility

Mirasol is delighted to announce that the State of Arizona now recognizes Mirasol as an Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility.

"The additional license will allow us to treat clients who have higher accuity and more medical complications as well as lower weight," says Mirasol Executive Director Diane Ryan. "It will also also create opportunities to contract with additional insurance carriers, which will allow us to treat clients who have, up until now, been unable to receive treatment at Mirasol."

Mirasol Presents at University of Arizona Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Mirasol clinicians were recently featured at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Speakers included Medical Director Stephen Remolina, Executive Director Diane Ryan, Clinical Director Maeve Shaughnessy, Nutrition Director Anne Ganje and Trauma Therapist Ann Twilley Garcia. The purpose of the Psychiatry Grand Rounds series is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goal of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care. The full presentation is available on the Univeristy of Arizona's Biomedical Communications website at https://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/event/?id=27374 or at Mirasol's website at mirasol.net/for-professionals

Scottsdale Breakfast Seminar

Mirasol clinicians spoke at a June 13 breakfast seminar in Scottsdale on the topic of "Challenging Clients: An Alternative Approach. Presenters left to right included Mirasol Executive Director Diane Ryan, Primary Therapist Susan Love and Clinical Director Maeve Shaughnessy.

Upcoming Events

NMSA Annual Conference:
"The Future of Medicine"

July 12-15, 2017
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona

The annual conference of the Naturopathic Medical Student Assocation will include a presentation by Mirasol Executive Director Diane Ryan on "Naturopathic Medicine and Behavioral Health". Ryan will also participate in a panel discussion on "Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes."

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National Wilderness Therapy Symposium

August 24-26, 2017
Park City, Utah

Diane Ryan will present at a conference that brings together clinicians, teachers, educational consultants, researchers and students to share theories, insights and best practices in the use of wilderness therapy.

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The stereotype persists that eating disorders affect primarily upper middle class young white females, but Mirasol's clients represent a kaleidoscope of ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation. Is it harder to get treatment — and is recovery more difficult — if you're LGBTQ or from a different racial or ethnic background? What if you're older, and have had the disorder for decades? Mirasol clinicians discuss the many ways that age, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation can create barriers to treatment and recovery.
Diversity Panel

Hiking and Camping in the Catalina Mountains

What a treat for both clients and staff to escape from the desert heat by spending a couple of days camping in a lush pine forest high in the mountains above Tucson!

Our "village" at a lush campsite on Mount Lemmon.
Stopping for lunch on a rocky knoll with jaw-dropping views of the desert floor 4000 feet below us.
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