• 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.


Barbara  Schmidt

With over 30 years of the study of religion, sacred text, psychology, meditation, and self-help and with nearly 10 years of teaching Barb founded the not-for-profit Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life as an organization that provides educational and inspirational opportunities for individuals to create a happy, loving, peaceful life. In 2001, Barb partnered with the Peace Studies program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida to promote dialogue and guidance for individuals seeking peace within themselves and their communities. She is the author of The Practice: A Way of Life.

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