Addiction Professional Journal, a national magazine that provides clinical networking, information and resources regarding services for people with addictive disorders, honored three American clinicians recently at National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) in San Diego.  One of the three national honorees included Kerry Black Wiles, a Council Bluffs therapist and clinical supervisor with Heartland Family Service.

Wiles was nominated by her supervisor, Mary O’Neill, for her deep commitment to substance abuse treatment, and for Kerry’s: ability to assist in clinical substance abuse crisis situations, long-standing work in the NIATx process to ensure substance abuse clients get better access and outcomes from their treatment, efforts every day in supervising clinical staff so they grow in their positions and thus provide better services for clients, and commitment to providing “what works” for substance abuse clients; thus implementing Evidence Based Practices to the Heartland Family Service treatment continuum.

Heartland Family Service
, founded in Omaha in 1875 and merged with Family & Child Services in Council Bluffs in 1972, is a non-profit, non-sectarian social work agency. More than 2,500 individuals received addictions treatment services through the agency in 2010.

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