• 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.


Evan  Fewsmith

Evan Fewsmith, PhD, LMFT, has a master's degree in marriage, family, and child therapy, as well as a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has over twenty years of experience working in the fields of addiction and mental health. He currently is the CEO of Pacific Solstice Addiction Treatment Center and the executive director of the nonprofit Strength in Support.