• 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.


Richard D Dávila

Campus Director for Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa Bay, Florida Campus and has served there as the Associate Dean for the School of Human Services. He has more than 30 years of work in education, community work and has held faculty and management positions. He is recognized as an international lecturer in adult education, alcohol & drugs, and diversity and has served on many State and National agency boards in the field of addictions. The 2006-2007 Distinguished Professor of Humanics, the highest faculty distinction at Springfield College where he is tenured and a full professor and Addictions Track Coordinator at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.