New clinical director takes position.

MAUD— Clay Crossing announces the hiring of James Barton as Clinical Director.

Most recently Barton was the Program Manager and a Counselor for the Carver Center in Oklahoma City. While Program Manager, Barton worked directly with clinical programs for people dealing with substance and abuse and dependency. He continues to work with city care/Pershing center in Oklahoma City on a contract basis.

Barton also held the Clinical Supervisor role at Center Point Inc. in Oklahoma City. He led the counseling staff, and managed programs for men in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

In his 19 years of experience, Barton has counseled many people dealing with substance abuse. He also has training and experience in pastoral care and counseling.

Barton’s direct connection with people battling substance abuse makes him the perfect candidate for Clay Crossing. Men come to Clay Crossing looking for a path out of addiction, and Barton joins the staff to help lead the way.

Clay Crossing is a faith based recovery facility. Bible study is offered on certain days, and a resident can pick a church of their belief to attend on Sundays. The Clay Crossing staff believes spiritual formation teaches important character traits as supported by the Bible such as integrity, forgiveness, the value of work, and gratefulness. Barton’s education and background give him the guidance and knowledge to lead the men spiritually.

Barton is a seminary graduate, and has completed CPG training, and, is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Barton says he is excited about joining the CC family because it is the opportunity to work and treat the client holistically.

Bret Lieker, Clay Crossings new Director says it is a blessing to have Jim join Clay Crossing, and to be the clinical director. His experience, and judgment have been fire tested over the past 19 years. His knowledge of procedures, and counseling supervision is excellent. Additionally, his spiritual background allows Barton to work with the client in an area Clay Crossing finds vital to treatment and recovery; allowing him to help the client in developing their own faith.