• 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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Sandra  Felt
LCSW, BCD

Sandra Felt, LCSW, BCD, is the author of Beyond the Good-Girl Jail: When You Dare to Live from Your True Self, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, a certified trauma-informed practitioner and trainer, and a former director of a child abuse treatment research program. She draws on her own life experiences as well as thirty-five years of private practice as a licensed clinical social worker treating courageous survivors of trauma and neglect of all ages. More handouts regarding the true self and contact information are available at TrueSelfMatters.com.