• 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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Dennis C. Daley
PhD

Dennis C. Daley, PhD, is professor of psychiatry and social work. He served for fourteen years as the chief of Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Daley has been with WPIC since 1986 and previously served as director of Family Studies and Social Work. He and his colleagues were one of the first in the country to develop integrated treatment programs for individuals with psychiatric disorders combined with substance use disorders (co-occurring disorders). He is currently involved in clinical care, teaching, and research. Dr. Daley’s recovery workbooks journals, and books for professionals are available on his website www.drdennisc.daley.com.