Malvern Institute Philosophy
Malvern Institute has helped families struggling with the disease of addiction since 1948. We achieve treatment success through an unrivaled dedication to clinical care.
We believe comprehensive recovery is best served through a complete understanding of addiction through a continuum of care model. Malvern treats all patients with compassion and respect, inspiring hope and joy in recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Meet the Staff
David Lumpkin, M.S.W., L.S.W
Executive Director - King Road campus
David Lumpkin, M.S.W., L.S.W, is the Executive Director at our King Road campus. He joined Malvern Institute as a primary counselor in 2011. Two years later, David became the site supervisor of the Berwyn outpatient site until he was named executive director at King Road March 2017. His career has strongly focused on clinical treatment and patient care all along the treatment continuum, from outpatient therapy, to inpatient detoxification and residential services, to addiction treatment research. His clinical training focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Prior to joining Malvern, David developed professionally at the VA hospital of Syracuse, New York, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, and the Charles O’Brien Treatment Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania medical school. David has a B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University and a Master of Social Work from University of Pennsylvania.
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ABOUT MALVERN INSTITUTE IN MALVERN, PA
Malvern Institute, located in Malvern, Pa., offers inpatient and detoxification treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse. The Malvern facility, which is the organization’s flagship location, is nestled on eight acres 30 miles outside of Philadelphia. Malvern Institute was first established in 1948 and operates a range of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs at six other facilities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program is called “The Malvern Model” and incorporates 12-step programming as well as individualized treatment plans based on personal reflection. Clients can begin the admissions process by calling the facility for a free benefits check. Most clients remain in treatment for 90 days.
Clients begin treatment with a personalized treatment plan and are assigned a primary therapist to guide them through recovery. Clients at Malvern Institute participate in both group and individual therapy along with family therapy, psychoeducational sessions, and aftercare planning. Participants may receive medication including Suboxone when deemed appropriate. Families are included in the treatment program through a specialized program called the Recovery Oriented Community (ROC). ROC provides support and educational programming to loved ones of clients on topics such as healthy family systems, boundaries, codependency, recovery skills, and personality traits associated with addiction. Families are encouraged but not required to participate in 12-step meetings.
The leadership team at Malvern Institute includes an Executive Director, Director of Special Programming, and Chief of Psychiatry. The staff members include a Medical Doctor with a certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and others who have earned a Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, and certification as a Co-Occurring Disorders Professional.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Malvern Institute offers 59 residential beds and 21 detox beds in a quiet, residential setting. Fifteen alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility average ratings of 3.9 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities as well as 3.9 stars for meals and nutrition.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been fifteen alumni polled by Rehabs.com. The reviews were mostly positive, and twelve of the fifteen reviewers said they would recommend the Malvern Institute to friends or family members seeking treatment. The anonymous clients gave the facility an average of 3.7 out of five stars for staff experience, 4.1 stars for cleanliness, 3.6 stars for family participation, and 3.2 stars for counseling options. The facility received an average of 2.4 stars out of five for holistic offerings, 2.8 stars for exercise and leisure, and 3.3 stars for affordability. When asked about strengths of the facility, many alumni commented that the counselors were excellent. When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, several clients mentioned they believe the facility was not as clean as it could have been, there was not enough one-on-one counseling, and that more leisure and exercise activities were needed. One reviewer added additional commentary, saying, “I had an overall good experience. My 28 days there could have been improved by doing more family counseling and having better access to a psychiatrist for proper medications. The staff was nice and most cared a lot about their jobs, but there wasn't enough staff.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been five friends and family members of clients polled by Rehabs.com. Overall they gave the facility good ratings, with three of the five reviewers saying they would recommend the Malvern Institute to others. The anonymous loved ones gave the facility an average of four out of five stars for staff experience, 4.5 stars for cleanliness, 4.5 stars for family participation, and four stars for counseling options. The facility received an average of three stars out of five for holistic offerings, 3.3 stars for exercise and leisure, and 3.8 stars for affordability. When asked about strengths of the facility, loved ones commented that the the facility was comfortable and attractive, staff seemed to genuinely care, and family members were kept informed of their loved one’s progress. When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, reviewers mentioned that their family members were not given evaluations when promised, staff were sometimes confused, and the facility was sometimes full when admission was needed. One reviewer added additional commentary, saying, “The facility is well kept and in a nice, homey location. The people there are very friendly.”
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, Malvern Institute accepts insurance and is in-network with “some of the country’s largest insurers.” Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.
Published on October 2017
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