• 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.


Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner


A self-help educator and international motivational speaker who advocates preserving Italian lifestyle traditions as the road to physical and emotional well-being. She is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and life coach. She serves as a behavioral expert and media and PR strategist for several studies at the Yale University Program on Aging, and she also teaches stress reduction strategies for a cardiac study at Yale.  Dr. Mautner is the producer and host of  The Art of Living Well  weekly radio show on WNHU 88.7FM  called "The show that can change your life" by the New Haven Register.  

Dr. Mautner holds a PhD in educational/cognitive psychology, an MA in general/clinical psychology, and she specializes in self-help techniques rooted in research. Her doctoral dissertation involved a US—Italy comparison on body image disturbance. She is a former psychology professor and author who has also written articles for Psychology Today, Chicago Tribune, eDiets.com, Quirk's Marketing Research, Fra Noi, and Italian America and is a former columnist for American Oggi and The Italian Tribune. Her work has been cited in Seventeen.com, Family Circle, First for Women, Mind/Body/Spirit, Elle, and Weightwatchers.ca


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