Monthly Meetings

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Healing Springs Ranch

Join us for our next membership meeting

September 28, 2022
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meeting Location:
University of Texas Arlington – Fort Worth

1401 Jones Street – Fort Worth, TX 76102

New Meeting Location Starting January 2022


An Integrated Addiction Model; a function based paradigm

Learning Objectives

• Understand the underlying function behind all addictive and self-defeating behaviors.
• Understand the addictive nature of dissociation.

• Review the Spectrum of Emotions


Melissa Caldwell Engle

Presenter Bio

Co-founder, Co-owner and EVP of Clinical Programming

Melissa Caldwell Engle is a co-founder and co-owner of Healing Springs Ranch, LLC (HSR).  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and has over 30 years of experience treating trauma and addictions.  Prior to her involvement with HSR, Mrs. Caldwell Engle was the Executive Director at the Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma for 24 years.  While in this position, she clinically managed three inpatient programs directed by Colin A. Ross M.D., where she was involved in the development, implementation and integration of Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) and the Trauma Model Therapy Certification Program.

Mrs. Caldwell Engle is also a co-founder of the Trauma Recovery Associates (TRA).  TRA was originally created in response to the 2002 Catholic Church’s “sex abuse scandal” but has since expanded its outreach efforts.  TRA currently focuses on the education and development of organizational leaders and human service providers, teaching on the approaches needed to effectively respond to the impact of childhood trauma on individuals and on society.  Their goal is to extend their original services to include worldwide support for all survivors of trauma and the communities affected by trauma. 

With her extensive years of experience in the behavioral health arena and her specialization in trauma, Mrs. Caldwell Engle created an Integrated Addiction Model which is used at Healing Springs Ranch today. This truly integrated approach addresses all addictive patterns and underlying co-occurring mental health diagnoses.  In addition to her administrative role at Healing Springs Ranch, Mrs. Caldwell Engle also has an active role in the treatment program. She teaches a weekly didactic and experiential group. She is involved in case consultation, program development, program management, marketing, clinical supervision, and training. 

Mrs. Caldwell Engle still maintains her private practice of 20 years while speaking globally on the effects of trauma, addiction and comorbidity.  Her unique speaking approach of combining theory with specific treatment techniques, while emphasizing experiential/expressive treatment modalities, creates connection and allows for a deepened understanding of the presented topic.  Her humor and incorporation of case examples, create a highly entertaining presentation style that makes her a recognized and sought after speaker.   Trauma Recovery Associates

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • October 2022: Speaker Brian Paris Lunch Sponsor: Wellness Connections Group

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Monthly CEU Business Lunch
Mark your calendar for the 4th Wednesday of each month, lunch and learn starts at 11:30. Hosted by UTA Fort Worth. 1401 Jones Street – Fort Worth, TX 76102

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