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.
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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.
Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist in
private practice in Novato, CA. In addition to her psychology practice, Dr.
Weedn provides continuing education and training programs for mental health
professionals. Having studied with many leaders in behavioral/mental health
care, as well as wisdom keepers from many traditions, Dr. Weedn applies
traditional wisdom to a dynamic format. Since 2004, she has provided in-depth
psychological assessments of patients at chemical dependency treatment centers.
Her reports and recommendations guide individualized treatment planning and
interventions designed to maximize treatment outcomes and guard against
episodes of relapse.
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