• 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.


John M. Majer

John M. Majer is an associate professor of psychology at Harry S. Truman College and a consultant for DePaul University’s Center for Community Research in Chicago, IL. He earned his MA in counseling psychology at Bowie State University and worked as a direct service provider in the addictions field for over ten years prior to earning his doctorate in clinical-community psychology at DePaul University. He has published over twenty articles involving persons with substance use disorders and serves as a reviewer and consulting editor for a number of peer-reviewed journals.