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DOCTOR AMY WILSON APPOINTED NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR
OF ALPINE ACADEMY
Erda, Utah – Alpine Academy has announced the appointment of Dr. Amy Wilson as their new Medical Director.
She will assume her new responsibilities on November 1, 2016 and will succeed Dr. Howard Weeks. Dr. Weeks will continue on with Alpine Academy, mentoring Dr. Wilson and maintaining a caseload, while expanding his role at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI).
Dr. Wilson has been a part of the Alpine Academy medical team since 2014. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Utah before completing her psychiatric residency at the University of Washington. Dr. Wilson is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and she is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her professional interests include cross-cultural psychiatry, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and gender dysphoria.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Dr. Wilson will be our Medical Director,” said Alpine Academy Director, Michele Boguslofski. “It’s a testament to Amy’s dedication and professional abilities that Dr. [Howard] Weeks hand-picked her to be his successor.”
Dr. Wilson also works on the inpatient unit at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), as part of the child psychiatry hospitalist team. For over ten years, Alpine Academy has maintained a close relationship with UNI. Along with Dr. Wilson and her predecessor, Dr. Weeks, a team of doctors from UNI work as the primary psychiatrists for students at Alpine Academy. This allows Alpine Academy to provide the highest quality psychiatric care while maintaining consistency in the treatment process.
Alpine Academy is happy to welcome Dr. Wilson into her new role, and we are thrilled to be able to continue working with Dr. Weeks and his team at UNI.
About Alpine Academy
As one of the country’s premiere residential treatment centers, Alpine Academy uses the empirically tested and evidence-based Teaching-Family Model, which is uniquely successful at helping teenage girls learn the skills and gain the insight they need in order to succeed at home, in school, and with their own families. From more information, go to www.alpineacademy.org.
About Utah Youth Village
Alpine Academy is a program of Utah Youth Village. Since 1969, Utah Youth Village has been changing the lives of children and families. Through all of our programs, we reach into neighborhoods around the world, impacting thousands of lives every year. For more information, go to www.youthvillage.org.