• 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).


  • 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.


Edwin R. Bergen

Edwin Bergen is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor, a licensed chemical dependency counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Dr. Bergen has more than thirty years in the field of counseling and is currently the professor and coordinator of the human services program at San Antonio College in Texas. Her serves as chairman of the ADC Committee of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.