• 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.


Lucia  Capacchione

Dr. Capacchione was originally a professional artist and Montessori-trained child development specialist. She was one of the first Head Start directors in the U.S. After successful careers in both art and education, she stumbled onto the healing power of art and of journaling with her non-dominant hand while struggling with a mysterious life-threatening illness. Her full recovery without medication led to a new career as an art therapist. Methods which Dr. Capacchione developed in her private practice are being used worldwide for treating addictions, trauma, and childhood abuse. Many of her books are used as texts in courses on therapy, psychology, writing, art, career development and applied creativity. Dr. Capacchione's work is being used in mental health and recovery programs, medical centers, school systems (kindergarten through college), prisons, health and healing programs, spiritual retreat centers, business, and industry. She has consulted for corporations, community groups and schools throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, the UK, Australia and Mexico.

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