• 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.


Valerie  Slaymaker

Valerie Slaymaker, PhD, LP is Chief Academic Officer and Provost of Hazelden's Graduate School of Addiction Studies, a world-class provider of graduate-level addictions counselor preparation. She also oversees the work of Hazelden's Butler Center for Research. She presents research results at regional and national conferences and publishes in scholarly journals and books. She holds doctorate and master's degrees in clinical psychology and trained as a scientist-practitioner. Dr. Slaymaker's scholarly and research interests include addictions treatment research, academic program evaluation, and the implementation of evidence-based practices into clinical and educational programming.

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