Five Staff Members Graduate from Phoenix Institute

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic was proud to celebrate the graduation of five of its staff members from the Phoenix Institute. The Institute, started in 2006 as the Vanguard Academy, meets once a month at the Phoenix House Counseling Center to provide a training experience for staff on updated practices in the field.

The Phoenix Institute was established to provide a training opportunity for staff whom the management believe show leadership potential, thus encouraging them to become excellent clinicians.

“The program is a huge value to our employees,” said Patricia Schneeman, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic Clinical Director for Outpatient Programs, Compliance and Training, “and the feedback we continue to get from the students is fantastic.”

Staff asked to attend the Institute are selected by program directors and approved by the executive team to attend once a month for approximately a year. Once selected staff members have completed all 12 sessions, they become part of the Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic Learning Community and are often called upon to give back to the next Institute.

The program has been a huge success over the past seven years; one of the five recent Institute graduates commented, “It is an honor to be chosen to participate in the Institute; it has been a great benefit.”

Since 1962, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic has served more than 30,000 individuals struggling with substance abuse. Every day, Phoenix House Mid‐Atlantic helps hundreds of people, including veterans, who are suffering from addiction through programs in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Find out more about our programs and services, or call us today at: 1 888 671 9392.

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2 Comments

  • Jeanne Groen

    I am writing to inquire if the Phoenix House in Arlington would consider supervising me for a practicum to complete my substance abuse program that I am enrolled in through Pennfoster? It would be a 16 week, part time, unpaid, supervised training experience. My goal is to complete the hours necessary in order to obtain certification as an addictions counselor in the state of Virginia. I am a 47 year old woman, married to a Marine for 26 years, live in Woodbridge, have 3 children, and a bachelor’s degree in social science from San Diego State University. If you are interested and could help me begin the supervised experience I would be grateful. Please feel free to contact me at mikeandjeanne@yahoo.com. Thank You, Jeanne Groen


  • Dayle Vanderwerff

    Greetings Jeanne!
    Thank you for contacting Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic. We are happy to assist you with your request. I have forwarded your information on to our Intern Coordinator and she will be reaching out to you very soon. Thank you and have a wonderful day!



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