From our Admissions and Administrative staff to our Senior Fellows and Clinical staff, The Meadows Outpatient Center employs only the most knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate people. We pride ourselves on providing quality, cutting-edge care from some of the nation's leading industry experts.
Meadows IOP Team
Chief Executive Officer
Sean Walsh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare and is responsible for the oversight of its family of programs which include The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, The Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows. Sean has been in the behavioral health field since 1996. Sean has a clinical background and although he has been a treatment center executive since 2009, he is a licensed therapist and is highly invested in ensuring quality care to the patients The Meadows serves. Sean came to The Meadows from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Calvary, Sean was the COO of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center in San Antonio, he has held a wide variety of positions in the treatment field ranging from; Director of Outpatient, Risk Management, Case Management, Intake and has been a primary therapist specializing in treating young adults.
Allan Benham, RN, BSN
Chief Operating Officer
Allan Benham is the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. In his 16 years with The Meadows, Allan has served in numerous roles including positions as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing, Director of Operations at The Meadows, Executive Director of Gentle Path at The Meadows, and presently as the Chief Operating Officer for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. With a background in working almost every position and with every facility in the Meadows family, Allan brings a commitment to quality and effective treatment for our patients and a dedication to helping those who are suffering find relief. Allan is now working with all of the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare facilities including The Meadows, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Meadows Ranch, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and Willow House at The Meadows.
Jim Corrington, JR., MSW, LCSW
Director of Outpatient Services
Jim’s personal recovery from addiction and trauma began 30 years ago, and he brings strong passion to the process. He is very active in his personal 12-step program. Jim earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Maryland. He has been in the recovery field as a Director/Therapist for outpatient programs for more than 28 years, during which time thousands of patients and families have been treated in his IOP programs. He has also spent 15 years working with the Arizona Medical Board and Arizona Board of Pharmacy monitoring programs running weekly Relapse Prevention groups for impaired professionals. In addition, as a former athlete, Jim also has extensive experience working with impaired professional athletes. Jim believes recovery and miracles happen every single day!
Claudia Black, Ph.D., MSW
Family Systems, Addiction, Trauma, and Young Adults
Dr. Claudia Black contributed her clinical expertise, supervision, wisdom, and guidance in the development of the clinical model for The Meadows outpatient program. She is is a renowned author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. In the mid-1970s Claudia gave “voice” to both young and adult children from addictive homes, offering a framework for their healing. This cutting-edge work would be critical in creating the foundation for the codependency field and a greater understanding of the impact of family trauma. Since that time, Dr. Black has continued to be a passionate leader in the field of addiction. She designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, and addictive disorders. Claudia has authored over fifteen books most noted It Will Never Happen to Me. She is the recipient of numerous national awards; has been a keynote speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and on Parliament Hill in Ottowa Canada. She is a Senior Fellow and Clinical Architect for the Claudia Black Young Adult Center at The Meadows Treatment Center in Arizona. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation.
Dr. Jon G. Caldwell
Dr. Caldwell is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical research investigator who specializes in the treatment of adults who are healing from relational trauma and addictive behaviors. He is currently the Medical Director of Meadows Behavioral Health, with oversight of Willow House. His theoretical perspectives are heavily influenced by his Ph.D. training at the University of California at Davis, where he began researching how early childhood maltreatment and insecure attachment relationships affect cognitive, emotional and social functioning. His clinical approach has become increasingly flavored by the timeless teachings of the contemplative traditions and by the daily practice of mindfulness. Dr. Caldwell has published a number of articles on child maltreatment, attachment theory, emotion regulation, and mindfulness and he is a noted international speaker and trainer on these and other topics.
Brough Stewart graduated from The Meadows program in 1982 and was a Meadows therapist from 1988 to 1992. He "grew up" with The Meadows model and has worked with Pia Mellody both personally and professionally. He has been working in the treatment industry for almost 30 years as a therapist and really enjoy working with people who are struggling with addictions or other disorders. He has been married for 22 years to his wife, Cynthia, who is an executive with Macy’s and has a daughter, Emily, who is a junior at the University of Arizona. He was blessed to celebrate 33 years of sobriety on August 8, 2015. He believes wholeheartedly in The Meadows Model and is happy to be back at The Meadows as a therapist at the new outpatient center.
Kevin Berkes, MA, Vice President of Admissions
Kevin Berkes, MA, is the Vice President of Admissions and has been with The Meadows since 2004. Kevin leads the intake team guiding patients and their families through the difficult decision of admission into inpatient treatment. His passion for helping struggling individuals has helped thousands of people to realize recovery is possible. With formal training in Theology, his varied work experience ranges from working with traumatic brain injury patients in upstate New York to running groups for addicts in Southeast Asia. Kevin is currently undergoing the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) training.