• 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.


Elizabeth  Ressler

Elizabeth Ressler received her Masters in Social Work from New York University in 2010 with a focus in Substance Abuse. For the last two years she has been working in a Community Mental Health Clinic as a therapist. She has provided therapy for people with a variety of mental health struggles including depression, anxiety, OCD, schizoaffective disorder, and co-occurring disorders. Ms. Ressler also served as the wellness coordinator of a SAMHSA funded grant focused on bringing primary care services into a behavioral health setting. Ms. Ressler will be joining ACE! as a counselor for a NIDA funded research study. In this study, she will be meeting with offenders on probation to see if using motivational interviewing will help them go into substance abuse treatment compared to a computerized model.