• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).

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  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.

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Jennifer  Becan
PhD

Joined the IBR Research Faculty as an Associate Research Scientist in 2010. Her work with the IBR started in 2006 as graduate research assistant on the Treatment Cost and Organizational Monitoring (TCOM) project. In this capacity she assisted with data collection and field operations and authored several peer reviewed publications on innovation adoption, leadership, and service delivery. Her research endeavors have culminated in New Investigator Travel Awards, two from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and one from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. One of her key contributions is the development and validation of the TCU Survey of Transformational Leadership (TCU STL) for application in treatment settings. Dr. Becan currently serves as Project Director on the Adolescent Project and as a reviewer for various addiction journals. Her recent research endeavors center on treatment process for adolescents and the impact of restrictive and adaptive thinking patterns on treatment.

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