Foundations Recovery Network’s Dr. Lori Ryland Selected to Present at National SAMHSA Conference

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August 12, 2016

Clinical Director at Michigan’s Skywood Recovery addressed a national audience on building and sustaining behavioral health systems

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Arlington, VA | August 10, 2016– The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hosted a group of distinguished leaders representing every state at the 2016 National Block Grant Conference. The conference focuses on promoting innovation, design, prevention and advances in recovery support systems for those affected by substance abuse and mental health conditions.
Dr. Lori Ryland, Clinical Director at Skywood Recovery, was selected to present her work, addressing the crowd with a presentation titled: “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression/Bipolar Disorders.” The talk focused on evidence-based treatment models that have been proven successful for individuals experiencing depression and bipolar disorders. Dr. Ryland gave an overview of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) are effective in treatment and research outcomes.

“Patients with co-occurring conditions are less likely to receive evidence-based treatment and are more likely to face stigma, which can lead to a poorer prognosis,” Dr. Ryland said. “A comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that utilizes evidence-based treatments with a person-centered strategy can improve outcomes for the co-occurring patient.”

About Dr. Lori Ryland

Dr. Ryland is a doctoral psychologist, board-certified behavior analyst, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She has achieved certification from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy/Beck Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is trained in evidence-based practices such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management and Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Ryland has a broad scope of clinical experience including veterans with PTSD, inpatient psychiatric, addictions treatment, criminal justice, autism treatment, serious and persistent mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traditional outpatient services (individual, group, family) and psychological testing. Dr. Ryland has expertise in healthcare administration, including supervision of utilization management, provider network management, clinical quality, grant management and population health. She has been involved in numerous community and state-level initiatives including governor-appointed advisory positions such as Diversion Council and Behavioral Health Advisory Council, development of the Michigan Medicaid Autism benefit and implementation of numerous evidence-based practices throughout the state of Michigan. She currently serves as the Clinical Director at Skywood Recovery, a residential treatment center located in Augusta, Michigan that specializing in co-occurring disorders.

About Foundations Recovery Network

Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. FRN is committed to providing evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education and research. FRN offers treatment programs in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Palm Springs, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Malibu, California; Atlanta and Sautee, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Detroit and Augusta, Michigan. Each facility focuses on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. For more information, visit


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