FRN’s Dr. Kathleen Bigsby Featured Speaker at UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorder

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May 6, 2016

Foundations Recovery Network Group CEO addresses crowd at largest European event on addictive disorders, behavioral healthcare concerns

Kathleen Bigsby at UKESAD conference

London, UK | May 4, 2016– UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorder (UKESAD) hosted a plethora of distinguished leaders in the behavioral healthcare field this week in London, England for its annual three-day conference. The largest European event of its kind, UKESAD draws more than 500 people each year.

Dr. Kathleen Bigsby, Foundation Recovery Network’s Group CEO, addressed the crowd of professionals on May 3 with a presentation titled “Passion as a Platform, Developing Your Organizational Culture Around What Matters Most.” During her talk, Dr. Bigsby focused on how FRN uses a “system of care” approach to positively impact measured outcomes and clinical services. This common system of care developed by FRN is used across all of the company’s residential treatment centers, outpatient centers, and support departments.

“UKESAD has been an incredible conference joining together with our international colleagues,” Dr. Bigsby said. “I have been honored and proud to represent Foundations Recovery Network there.”

About Kathleen Bigsby, PhD – FRN Group CEO (LCSW)

Dr. Bigsby has specialized in the treatment of addiction and mental health issues for more than two decades, serving as Group CEO of The Canyon in Malibu, Calif. since 2005. In addition to her doctorate in human development and master’s degrees in clinical social work and family systems, she is also a credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and a certified grief recovery specialist. Over the course of her career, Dr. Bigsby taught at Syracuse and California State Universities, and she also served as co-chair of the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS Committee for Women and Family Issues. In her roles as an administrator, academic, and clinician, Dr. Bigsby’s career has always focused on advancing best practices.

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.

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