• 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.


Naelys  Diaz

Naelys Diaz, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and a licensed social worker (NY and NJ). Dr. Diaz has develop ADHD and PTSD programs in a child and adolescent outpatient psychiatric hospital, as well as provided clinical social work services to children, adolescents and their families in outpatient units, partial care programs and private practice. She has worked in several research projects at the New York Psychiatric Institute, Lehman College and Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, and has multiple publications in the areas of substance use disorders, mood disorders (particularly dysthymia) and spirituality.