• 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.


Maryjo  Brown

Maryjo is the Clinical Coordinator Adult and Geriatric Therapeutic Services at the Spruce Pavilion Reading Hospital, and Director of PAWS for Wellness Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Reading Health Systems in Reading, PA. Maryjo has been utilizing Animal Assisted Therapy within the practice of counseling for the past fourteen years. She was instrumental in developing a volunteer network of animal assist within the PAWS for Wellness Program. Maryjo is currently in the process of establishing certification in the area of animal assisted search and rescue.