Staff Profiles

Paul Clein, M.D., Medical Director of Recovery Academy
Dr. Clein received his M.D. from Medical College of Georgia in 1990. He completed his residency training in general psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Clein was Chief Resident during his Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training. Dr. Clein has been published numerous times and is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry. Dr. Clein has been an attending at Lakeside Behavioral Health System since 1995.

The medical staff in Recovery Academy also includes board certified psychiatrists Hal Brunt, MD, Medical Director of Lakeside Behavioral Health System, Robert Hoehn, MD, and Jonathan Shaw, MD.

Kip Parrish, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Recovery Academy
Dr. Parrish received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Mississippi State University in 1981. He first began working in the field of addiction at the St. Joseph Care Unit in 1981 and later was involved in the Adolescent Chemical Dependency Unit at Lakeside throughout the 1980’s. During that time, he wrote numerous professional articles and conducted seminars in the area of adolescent addiction and co-wrote the book; Successful Parenting: A New Common Sense Guide to Raising Your Teenagers, published in 1991 and having international distribution. He was the Clinical Director of the Lakeside Adolescent Unit from 1991 to 1998, and has been the Clinical Director for Memphis Recovery Center since 2000.

Maria Murray, B.S., M.S., C.T.R.S., Director of Recreation Therapy
Maria received a B.S. in Recreation from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Memphis. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

Prior to coming to work at Lakeside, Maria worked as a Counselor, Recreation Director and Camp Director in Illinois, Indiana and New York. She has been a College Instructor at the University of Memphis teaching courses in Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and swimming.

Maria has served as the President of the Memphis Area Therapeutic Recreation Association, Western Tennessee Therapeutic Recreation representative to the State Parks, a Recreation Association and was on the Tennessee State committee to establish standards for Therapeutic Recreation Professionals.

She has over 30 years of experience working with children and adolescents and over 25 years at Lakeside. As the Director of the Recreation Therapy program, Maria oversees R.T. staff and program for the entire hospital. Expressive Therapies such as art, music and aquatic therapies are a few of the activities she enjoys leading.