Dr. Michael Ybarra Wins Award for Outstanding Clinical Supervision/Residential

Dr. Michael Ybarra from Murial Wright SUTS was named the winner of the Outstanding Clinical Supervision/Residential award at Addiction Treatment Works Recognition Dinner on September 10.

Typically, the event gives out five awards in the following categories:

  • Agency Award for Intern Development, chosen and awarded by the Advisory Board

  • CD Counselor Role Model for Professionalism/Outpatient

  • CD Counselor Role Model for Professionalism/ Residential

  • Clinical Supervisor for Clinical Supervision/Outpatient

  • Clinical Supervisor for Clinical Supervision/Residential

Pictured below is Dr. Ybarra holding up his prestigious award and a lovely group photo of the Murial Wright SUTS team with Michael鈥檚 family.

Congrats, Dr. Ybarra. We are extremely grateful for your efforts and contributions to 西瓜视频!

From Dr. Ybarra鈥檚 Nomination Form:

Dr. Michael C. Ybarra is the Program Director for 西瓜视频鈥檚 first residential treatment program at Muriel Wright in San Jose. He is a recent Doctoral graduate from USC鈥檚 Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He has been working in Santa Clara County for the last 28 years specifically providing mental health, addiction treatment, training, supervision, and social work best practices in red-lined communities for youth and adults that are justice-involved.

As an East-Side San Jose native, Dr. Ybarra understands the struggles of our communities, the families that reside there, and the limited resources hindering the healing of so many. Addiction treatment continues to be an essential service for so many that are trying to find the best versions of themselves. His goal will always be to advocate for individualized services and more addiction treatment programs to ensure everyone has an opportunity to be successful.