The Importance of the Therapeutic Milieu in Treating Co-occurring Disorders


The milieu or context of therapy is often overlooked in terms of its importance to the treatment of co-occurring disorders. This presentation will provide background on the therapeutic milieu and how it links to Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment. An example of how Wayside House uses its therapeutic milieu in treatment is provided as well as some suggestions incorporating this information into existing programs treating co-occurring disorders

Jessie C. Everts, PhD, LMFT is the Director of Mental Health Services at Wayside House, Inc. located in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Everts received her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is an AAMFT approved supervisor. Dr. Everts specializes in trauma treatment, grief/loss, family and filial therapy, attachment, and positive parenting interventions.

Jessie C. Everts, PhD, LMFT

Jessie C. Everts, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Everts is the owner and founder at Empower Mental Health where she practices as a therapist, consultant, clinical supervisor and trainer.