• 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.


Jerry R. Bruns

Jerry R. Bruns, M.D. is the founder of La Mer Medical Group. As the Medical Director, he models and mentors the medical model neurobiological care program of La Mer Medical Group. As the medical director, he leads patient care; actively consults at St. John's Regional Medical Center (Oxnard and Camarillo), Community Memorial Hospital (Ventura CA). In addition to treating patients at La Mer, Dr. Bruns is a frequent leader in collegial continuing education programs and is directing innovative clinical programs for an intensive outpatient treatment program and inpatient programming.

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