SOURCE: Father Martin's Ashley

Father Martin's Ashley

January 10, 2011 13:35 ET

Leading Addiction Treatment Center Father Martin's Ashley Enhances Clinical Team With Two Key Appointments

HAVRE DE GRACE, MD--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - Father Martin's Ashley, the nationally recognized private, non-profit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center, today announced the addition of Peter H. Musser, Ph.D, as its full-time clinical psychologist and Wendy Insalaco, M.S., CAC, CCDP, as clinical supervisor. Dr. Musser and Ms. Insalaco join the clinical team now led by recently appointed clinical program director George Plesniak, ACRPS, CAC-AD, M.S.

Dr. Bernadette Solounias, M.D., vice president of treatment services at Father Martin's Ashley, commented on the addition of Dr. Musser and Ms. Insalaco: "We are thrilled to have these two outstanding professionals as part of our clinical team. Peter brings the perfect mix of experience, knowledge of therapeutic technique, empathy and compassion to his new role. His understanding of addiction, trauma, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy enhances our ability to help patients who have experienced trauma or other disorders that often co-occur with substance abuse. Wendy's extensive experience directing clinical services further strengthens our clinical team. Like Peter, she brings valuable expertise in co-occurring disorders that will add an important dimension to the breadth of services we can offer our patients."

Dr. Musser comes to Ashley with over 12 years of combined therapeutic, teaching and psychological research experience. He has worked as a private practice clinician and a faculty member at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and also supervised a program for battered persons and domestic violence prevention. Dr. Musser holds a doctorate of philosophy in human services psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Master of Arts in general psychology with an emphasis in research methods from The Catholic University of America. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and the former Co-Chair of the Maryland Abuser Intervention Collaborative.

Dr. Musser commented on joining the Father Martin's Ashley clinical team: "Throughout my career I've known Father Martin's Ashley as one of the most respected addiction treatment centers in the country. I am honored to now be part of the world-class team that helps addicts, alcoholics and their families heal."

Ms. Insalaco holds a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Millersville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from East Stroudsburg University. She is a Certified Addiction Counselor and Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional. Prior to joining Ashley, Ms. Insalaco was director of clinical services at an addiction treatment center in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

ABOUT FATHER MARTIN'S ASHLEY: Father Martin's Ashley is a nationally-recognized leader in the treatment of alcoholism and chemical dependence. Accredited by The Joint Commission and located on a 147-acre campus in Havre de Grace, Maryland, Father Martin's Ashley has worked to heal addicts and help their families with the science of medicine, the art of therapy and the practice of 12-step spiritually since its co-founding by Father Joseph C. Martin, S.S., in 1983. Father Martin's Ashley is a division of Ashley, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and has treated more than 32,000 patients, offering inpatient treatment as well as sobriety enrichment, DWI, and family and children's educational programs.