• 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.


Denny  Cecil-Van Den Heuvel

Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, also known as Dr. Denny, received her master's of education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. She attained her license in North Carolina and continues to hold that license. She received her PhD in counselor education with a minor in psychology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Denny has served as president of the Mental Health Counseling Association of Palm Beach County for two years and is currently the past president of the Florida Mental Health Association. Currently, she serves on the 491 Florida Licensure Board for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.