• 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.


Stephanie S.  Covington

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. A pioneer in the field of women’s issues and addiction and recovery for more than twenty-five years, she has developed an innovative, gender-responsive approach to the treatment of women’s addiction that results in effective services for women in public, private, and institutional settings.