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    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.


Denny  Cecil-Van Den Heuvel

Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, also known as Dr. Denny, received her master's of education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. She attained her license in North Carolina and continues to hold that license. She received her PhD in counselor education with a minor in psychology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Denny has served as president of the Mental Health Counseling Association of Palm Beach County for two years and is currently the past president of the Florida Mental Health Association. Currently, she serves on the 491 Florida Licensure Board for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.