Published : Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 11:51 AM
The community-based mental health and social services agency operates 14 programs across six sites in Pasadena.
As vice president, Fairhurst will measure and enhance service delivery. He will also oversee the development and implementation of clinical trainings offered by the Pacific Clinics Training Institute.
Fairhurst joined Pacific Clinics in 1998 and prior to being promoted was program director of outpatient and intensive services. “Scott brings a wealth of thought leadership and insight to this role,” said James Balla, president and chief executive officer of Pacific Clinics. “We are confident that he will make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families.”
Fairhurst has led trainings for mental health professionals on topics such as child abuse prevention, ethics, supervision, de-escalation, and anger management. He has co-authored multiple scholarly journal articles and his research has been presented at numerous conferences across the country.
“Scott brings in-depth knowledge about our industry and our organization to the executive management team,” said Shawn Caracoza, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Pacific Clinics. “His experience and proven track record will continue to help our clients receive quality mental health care and advance the mental health field through training.”
A resident of Glendale, California, Fairhurst earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland.
Founded in 1926, Pacific Clinics provides outpatient services to individuals and families at over 60 locations and 200 schools across Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
Each year over 22,000 individuals benefit from comprehensive services including case management, health navigation, early education, school-based services, housing support, and employment assistance. Through its Pacific Clinics Training Institute, the organization provides continuing education to mental health practitioners and early educators.