• 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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Maryjo  Brown
MA, LPC

Maryjo is the Clinical Coordinator Adult and Geriatric Therapeutic Services at the Spruce Pavilion Reading Hospital, and Director of PAWS for Wellness Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Reading Health Systems in Reading, PA. Maryjo has been utilizing Animal Assisted Therapy within the practice of counseling for the past fourteen years. She was instrumental in developing a volunteer network of animal assist within the PAWS for Wellness Program. Maryjo is currently in the process of establishing certification in the area of animal assisted search and rescue.