• 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.


Vicki  Berkus

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS, is a senior fellow for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. In her previous role as medical services advisor at Remuda Ranch, Dr. Berkus served as a consultant, supervisor, program developer, speaker, and general advocate for continued excellence in the treatment of eating disorders. She specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry, eating disorders full spectrum, and sports psychiatry. Dr. Berkus has also served as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and is a current board member and head of the IAEDP education committee. Dr. Berkus has authored numerous articles, as well as the highly acclaimed book 10 Commitments to Mental Fitness.