• 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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Leanne   Earnest
PhD

Specializes in cognitive behavior and mindfulness-based therapies for adolescents and adults; has received intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy and has worked on adapting materials to special populations. She is currently conducting classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for which she has been endorsed by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness. Was the Public Education Coordinator for Nevada and was both a regional and executive board member with the Nevada State Psychological Association. She serves as Clinical Staff Psychologist for Las Vegas Recovery Center.

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