When our loved ones return from treatment, it can invoke an array of emotions in us – some expected, some surprising. Navigating these diverse feelings can be both challenging and confusing. Join us for a lively discussion around some of the more common hopes, fears, expectations and realities of the early stages of recovery.
Dean Monteleone is serving as the Clinical Director for Caron Solutions outpatient program – the Atlanta regions’ longest freestanding Intensive Outpatient program for Adolescents and Young Adults.
Dean earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in PA since 2005. Over the course of his career, Dean has worked directly with adults, adolescents and families affected by addiction, cancer, mental health issues and intellectual developmental disabilities as well as the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals struggling with their own self-care. He has had multiple roles within the addictions field for the last 18 years serving as Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Primary Therapist, Interventionist as well as Adjunct Faculty at local universities.
Before joining the Caron team in April of 2012, Dean served as the Clinical Director for the DDT team, a program designed to support dually diagnosed patients & families and prior to that as the Clinical Director for the Admissions, Evaluation, Intervention and UR departments that served the Greater Pittsburgh and Eastern Ohio areas.
Dean was an instrumental part of the original Caron team that launched the My First Year of Recovery Aftercare Program. He provided assessment, consultation and monitoring services to patients and their families for up to four years following their discharge from primary treatment.