• 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.


Lisa   Najavits

Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Psychologist at VA Boston; and Clinical Associate, McLean Hospital. Author of Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse and a Woman’s Addiction Workbook, and over 140 professional publications. She is currently Past-President of the American Psychological Association Division on Addictions.

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