• 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.


Charles   Gillispie

Program Specialist for Cottonwood Tucson. He implements the use of Eco-psychology and Expressive Arts as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy. He has published articles describing his work in Addiction Professional, Arizona Together, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and Therapeutic Recreation Journal. Charles has received fellowships and grants from the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

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