• 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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Vicki  Berkus
MD, PhD, CEDS

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS, is a senior fellow for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. In her previous role as medical services advisor at Remuda Ranch, Dr. Berkus served as a consultant, supervisor, program developer, speaker, and general advocate for continued excellence in the treatment of eating disorders. She specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry, eating disorders full spectrum, and sports psychiatry. Dr. Berkus has also served as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and is a current board member and head of the IAEDP education committee. Dr. Berkus has authored numerous articles, as well as the highly acclaimed book 10 Commitments to Mental Fitness.