• 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.


Jennifer  Becan

Joined the IBR Research Faculty as an Associate Research Scientist in 2010. Her work with the IBR started in 2006 as graduate research assistant on the Treatment Cost and Organizational Monitoring (TCOM) project. In this capacity she assisted with data collection and field operations and authored several peer reviewed publications on innovation adoption, leadership, and service delivery. Her research endeavors have culminated in New Investigator Travel Awards, two from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and one from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. One of her key contributions is the development and validation of the TCU Survey of Transformational Leadership (TCU STL) for application in treatment settings. Dr. Becan currently serves as Project Director on the Adolescent Project and as a reviewer for various addiction journals. Her recent research endeavors center on treatment process for adolescents and the impact of restrictive and adaptive thinking patterns on treatment.

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