• 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.


JoAnn  Baird

JoAnn Baird has a private practice in marriage and family therapy in Reno, NV. She received her EdD in systems development and adaptations from Boston University in 1980. JoAnn was superintendent of three school districts in Maine. She launched her MFT career in 1996 undertaking advanced graduate MFT training at the University of New England. In 1999 she interrupted that training to move to California. In 2007 JoAnn and her husband moved to Reno, NV where she completed her advanced training at the University of Nevada. She did her MFT internship at Quest Counseling in Reno, and received her Nevada license in 2014.