• 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.


Meg  Givnish

A nationally recognized clinician, teacher, trainer and motivational speaker, she was among the first professionals to be certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, training directly under Dr. J. L. Moreno, the founder of psychodrama. She is currently on the faculty of the Communications Program at Delaware County Community College, and has served as an honored faculty member of the Saint Joseph’s University Graduate School of Health Education since 1986. From 1981 to 1983, she served as President of the Moreno Institute, an organization that has helped individuals from all over the world learn about Psychodrama. In 1980, she created the Problem-Solving Theater Troupe. She was also featured in “When Hopes Become Despair”, an award-winning documentary on teen suicide, and received an Emmy for her work on the special “What Will We Do about Momma?” of which she was the writer, director and narrator.