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.
Director of the Institute of Behavioral Research and a tenured professor, he also holds the Saul B. Sells Chair of Psychology at Texas Christian University. Dr. Flynn’s research has focused on the effectiveness and benefits of treatment, and included clinical assessment, questionnaire development, multisite clinical trials, dissemination and implementation in community-based programs in the U.S., U.K. and Italy, studies of organizational functioning and costs in outpatient treatments, and treatment services and outcomes research in community and correctional settings. He is a fellow in the American Educational Research Association and in several divisions of the American Psychological Association, a frequent member and chair of federal grant review panels, serves on journal editorial boards, and a regular reviewer for professional journals. Since 1990, when he returned to the research environs, he has been the principal investigator/project director and co-director of national studies of substance abuse treatment. Prior to his return to full-time research, Pat worked in therapeutic community, methadone and outpatient drug-free treatment programs in several capacities, and served in upper-level management positions in higher education.
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