• 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.


Lauren  Costine

Lauren Costine, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, executive, educator, author, and activist. She received her MA in psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2001 and her PhD in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2007. She works with both individuals and couples and plays a key role in the feminist and LGBTQ community. Dr. Costine is currently chief clinician of Convalo Health, Inc. and the Founder of the LGBT-affirmative track of Convalo’s BLVD Treatment Centers. Her first book, Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and What to Do When Things Go Wrong, was be released in November 2015.