News & Announcements

Celebrating the Claudia Black Young Adult Center’s First Anniversary

The transition period you go through between the last time you walk out of your high school, and the first time you walk into your new apartment or new place of employment, may be one of the most confusing and difficult times in a person’s life. (Also high on the list of confusing and difficult times: puberty.) When you add substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma into the mix, this time can go from being merely “trying” to outright dangerous. Read More

Claudia Black Center Introduces T.O.V.A to Screen for ADHD

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center has incorporated the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.) to its assessment protocol. This initiative brings an objective functional measure to inform its clinical assessment with regard to the differential diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). “Using the T.O.V.A is a critical piece to comprehensive assessments to address such complexity of symptoms and behaviors in our clients. It raises our high standard of service to an even greater level,” says Claudia Black, Ph.D., clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center and renowned speaker and author who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s. Read More

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center Now Open

In January of this year, the young adult program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona became the Claudia Black Young Adult Center – an intensive, experientially based program specifically tailored to young adults ages 18 -26 struggling with emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual-diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. This 45-day treatment program is an opportunity for young people to interact and engage in a safe, secure and nurturing community of their peers, but it also includes a strong focus on family systems. The Claudia Black Young Adult Center strongly focuses on how family systems can transform the lives of young adults and their families. Through real-time webinars, patients and their families are embraced into the process before treatment even begins. Read More

Dr. Claudia Black Launches Center for Young Adults

Claudia Black, Ph.D., recognized internationally for her pioneering and cutting-edge work with family systems and addictive disorders, recently launched The Claudia Black Young Adult Center for young adults ages 18 - 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addictions, or who have a dual diagnosis. “Our mission at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center,” said Dr. Black, whose work fueled the development of the codependency and developmental trauma fields, “is to help young adults and their families forge recovery paths, so they can heal, blossom, and thrive. As the clinical architect for this groundbreaking treatment program, I am honored to be a conduit for the journey of recovery for young adults. Read More