• 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.


Wendy  Rippon

Wendy Rippon, MS, holds a master's degree in mental health counseling and is currently a PhD candidate in forensic psychology. She brings with her over fifteen years of experience working with at-risk adolescents in various capacities such as substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and sexual offending. Wendy has also worked at the secondary education level for seven years and the higher education level for four years, concentrating most of her efforts on violent and aggressive youth and at-risk adults.