Dr. William Loving graduated from the University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston in 1974. After a psychiatric residency at Austin State Hospital, he began practicing neuropsychiatry. Five years later he joined Neuropsychiatric Associates of Austin, a group practice headed by Dr. Stuart Nemir. Dr. Nemir was the first doctor in Austin to start a private 28-day program for drug and alcohol treatment. Later he started the first intensive outpatient program in Austin, which was also one of the first in the country. Dr. Nemir recruited Dr. Loving to help in these programs, and eventually Dr. Loving became the medical director of both. Thus began his interest in the field of chemical dependency and treating alcoholics and addicts. During those years he worked closely with Dr. Nemir and Ulysses "Mac" McLester, LMSW-ACP, who was also a well-known expert in chemical dependency. For over twenty-five years Dr. Loving has treated psychiatric patients, chemically-dependent patients, and also patients with both psychiatric and chemical dependency problems , known as "dual diagnosis". Dr. Loving is enthusiastic about devoting his full energy to the treatment of people with the disease of chemical dependency.More
Jennifer Holbrook-McKenzie has more than 20 years, experience in the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling. She specializes in adolescent issues, family issues and treatment. She has worked for numerous agencies. Jennifer was elected to numerous committees within the organizations. Ms. Holbrook-McKenzie has 5 years? experience in Prevention and Intervention, including designing and implementing Alternative Activity Programs for youth in rural communities. Jennifer spent 8 years of her career in education working as the Director of Programs and Clinical Director for the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies in Austin TX. During her tenure, Ms. Holbrook-McKenzie was part of the clinical team which revised CI standards with DSHS and was the head of the committee which revised the current state forms. She was also appointed as a trainer with TAAP and NAADAC.More
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