• 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.


Joan E.  Childs

Joan E Childs, LCSW, has been in private practice in South Florida since 1978. The first affiliate of The John Bradshaw Center, she specializes in second stage recovery and encounter-centered couples therapy. She is the author of The Myth of the Maiden: On Being a Women and Why Did She Jump? My Daughter's Battle with Bipolar Disorder, both published by Health Communications. 

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