This article is from the Duffy Health Center newsletter. It highlights Amanda McGerigle who served as a counselor with RecoveryBuild APG before moving to the Medication Assisted Treatment team at Duffy. Amanda was an integral part of the birth of RecoveryBuild and is still a strong supporter of the Duffy RecoveryBuild APG team.
“Amanda McGerigle serves as the embedded therapist on Duffy’s Medication Assisted Treatment team. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with substance use, and serves as a resource to the medical providers on the team, who can make a warm hand-off to her when a patient is in need of therapy to support their recovery.
In late fall 2019, Cape Cod Academy was one of nine selected to pilot the YES! Solutions Project, which shifts students from problem-awareness to thinking about solutions as they identify and interview change-makers in their communities. (Source) Abbie Catalano, a student at Cape Cod Academy, chose to interview Amanda for this assignment.
The article Abbie wrote about Amanda’s work won a prize, and was published here. She submitted another essay to school based on her interview of Amanda, where she noted:
“Amanda left a lasting impression on me. From the first second I met her, I [loved] Amanda’s amazing energy, and her positivity and kindness that she gives to the world. Every day at her job Amanda meets with people who have been adversely affected by [substance use disorders] on Cape Cod, and she shares her love and kindness with them. Amanda is an engaged listener… she never fails to support anyone, no matter what they are going through. Amanda saves lives.”
We are proud to have people like Amanda on the Duffy Team, who not only have an impact on our patients, but also on the future leaders of our community.”