• 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.


Lauren  Matthews

Lauren Matthews, MSW, has enjoyed working in multiple roles at the Innovative Programs Research Group as a project director, research therapist, and assessor for adult and adolescent marijuana treatment trials. Her clinical work specializes in the treatment of drug and alcohol misuse, depression, and anxiety. In addition to her work at the University of Washington, she is a licensed therapist with a private practice.