• 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.


Mary  Crocker Cook

Mary Crocker Cook has been in practice with Connections Counseling Associates since 1993. She holds a doctorate in Interfaith Ministry. She developed and is currently the coordinator for the San Jose City College alcohol and drug studies program, and is an adjunct instructor with the John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Psychology in Campbell, CA. She is also the founder of the IC&RC International Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Trust for India.