• 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.


Deborah  Uchalik

As Director of Psychological Services at the Betty Ford Center Professional Recovery Program, Dr. Uchalik oversees neuropsychological evaluations, the Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation Program assessment of licensed professionals, the Neurocognitive Assessment of Older Adults Supervision progam and provides patient and staff education. Dr. Uchalik also maintains a private practice at the Eisenhower Medical Center, Physical Rehabilitation Unit where she performs evaluations and treatment to patients in acute rehab with a variety of admitting diagnosis.

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