• 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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Mary  Crocker Cook
DMin, LMFT, LAADC, CADC-II

Mary Crocker Cook has been in practice with Connections Counseling Associates since 1993. She holds a doctorate in Interfaith Ministry. She developed and is currently the coordinator for the San Jose City College alcohol and drug studies program, and is an adjunct instructor with the John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Psychology in Campbell, CA. She is also the founder of the IC&RC International Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Trust for India.