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    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.


Alyssa A. Forcehimes

Alyssa A. Forcehimes, PhD Is on the faculty of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is the Executive Director of Train for Change Inc.™, the training branch of The Change Companies®. Her work centers on developing effective methods for disseminating and teaching evidence-based approaches for behavior change to multidisciplinary professionals nationwide. She has conducted over 150 on-site motivational interviewing trainings for diverse practice settings and a wide range of patient populations. She has authored several treatment manuals describing integrated approaches of motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy for use in community-based programs. With Dr. William Miller and others, she co-authored Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals (2011). She has also authored numerous articles and chapters on motivational interviewing.