• 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.


Johanna   O'Flaherty

She holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is an experienced executive with over 25 years of national and international experience providing leadership, program development and direction to interdisciplinary teams. She has special expertise in chemical dependency and emergency response. Prior to recently assuming her current position as CEO of Central Recovery Treatment, she served as Vice President of Treatment Services at the Betty Ford Center.