• 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.


Laura  Brinckerhoff

Director of Equine Assisted Mental Health at Cottonwood Tucson, Laura has over 25 years’ experience in the field of equine assisted therapy/educational work. Laura has served as associate faculty, mentor and advisor at Prescott College and helped to initiate and create the Equine Assisted Concentration for Counseling/Psychology students. Laura began her own journey of recovery in 1988 when she reunited with her childhood passion, horses, and started to ask the question, “Are horses healing because of my love for them? Or is there something inherently therapeutic about horses that can be harnessed and applied in a clinical setting for the benefit of others?