• 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.


Patricia  Plum

Family Therapist for the Claudia Black Young Adult Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to working as a Family Therapist with The Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Patricia worked in an outpatient addiction clinic, serving in both a private and group setting. Her other areas of training include: Post Induction Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture Therapy and DeHp Therapy. Patricia’s passion lies in helping to bring education, collaboration, and insight to families, to encourage healing and hope.