• 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.


Paul  Pound

Paul holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University and a master’s degree in education with a focus in sport psychology from the University of  Auckland, New Zealand. He completed a doctorate degree in applied sports psychology from Wexford University, California. He is certified by the Association for Advanced Training in Behavioral Sciences as an Alcohol Abuse Specialist. Paul is a published author in the International Journal of Reality Therapy with articles about positive counseling methods, adolescent development, and sports counseling. He is currently in private practice at Active Coaching and Counseling Solutions in Oakhurst, New Jersey.