• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Amy  Asher

Amy Asher graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work.  She began her career with the Butte County Probation Department as a social work intern and moved up the ranks to a Probation Officer III.  She has over ten years of experience in the field of Probation and has supervised adult high risk caseloads, worked in Drug Court and Proposition 36, as well as worked in Adult Criminal Investigations.  In 2001, Amy pursued other career interests where she began her work as a social worker and educator in the field of geriatrics.  However, in 2011, she was given an opportunity to return to the field of corrections.  In response to the new Prison Realignment legislation, Amy began working for the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and assisted with the opening of their Day Reporting Center.  She helped create and run the programming component where participants attended evidence based groups and received vocational/educational services while serving their county prison terms. In 2012, Amy returned to the Butte County Probation Department where she is now responsible for the coordination of many of adult programs offered at the Butte County Probation Department.  Amy is also currently assigned to a juvenile Wraparound/Waiver caseload.   She is also a group facilitator and instructor in Strengthening Families which is offered to the families participating in the Wraparound program.