• 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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Alyssa A. Forcehimes
PhD

Alyssa A. Forcehimes, PhD Is on the faculty of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is the Executive Director of Train for Change Inc.™, the training branch of The Change Companies®. Her work centers on developing effective methods for disseminating and teaching evidence-based approaches for behavior change to multidisciplinary professionals nationwide. She has conducted over 150 on-site motivational interviewing trainings for diverse practice settings and a wide range of patient populations. She has authored several treatment manuals describing integrated approaches of motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy for use in community-based programs. With Dr. William Miller and others, she co-authored Treating Addiction: A Guide for Professionals (2011). She has also authored numerous articles and chapters on motivational interviewing.