• 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.


Brandi  Rials

Clinical Director for the American Addiction Centers psychology training program Dr. Rials specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, behavioral difficulties, anxiety, social interaction problems, disordered eating patterns, and learning differences. Her clinical work includes experience with children, adolescents and adults, as well as families and groups, in independent practice, school environments, and social service settings.

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