• 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.


Sandra  Felt

Sandra Felt, LCSW, BCD, is the author of Beyond the Good-Girl Jail: When You Dare to Live from Your True Self, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, a certified trauma-informed practitioner and trainer, and a former director of a child abuse treatment research program. She draws on her own life experiences as well as thirty-five years of private practice as a licensed clinical social worker treating courageous survivors of trauma and neglect of all ages. More handouts regarding the true self and contact information are available at TrueSelfMatters.com.