• 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.


Cherlyne Short Majors

Cherlyne Short Majors, PhD, has held senior executive level positions for numerous internationally recognized, behavioral health care treatment providers including the Betty Ford Center, Cirque Lodge, and, most recently, Constellation Behavioral Health. Dr. Majors’s experience in the fields of child/maternal health and behavioral health spans thirty years in a variety of settings, including treatment of SUDs in children and adults. Dr. Majors is a founder of The Women’s CEO Global Alliance in Behavioral Health and is committed to encouraging and supporting existing and emerging women leaders. Most recently, she founded WILLOW Institute, which provides leadership training for emerging women leaders in behavioral health.