• 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.


Marcia  Nickow

Faculty Member of the Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, Dr. Marcia Nickow is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in addictions, eating disorders, trauma and intergenerational trauma. With 25 years of clinical experience, she previously directed the primary therapy staff at Timberline Knolls. Today, as a key member of Timberline Knolls’ Clinical Development Institute, she travels around the country providing didactic and experiential training to professionals. An adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Nickow has worked in inpatient, outpatient, community, hospital, educational, and correctional settings. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Master’s in Addictions from National-Louis University in Illinois. 

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