• 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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Phyllis A. Gardner
PhD

Phyllis A. Gardner, PhD, is president of IC&RC, which has protected the public since 1981 by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. Gardner holds a doctoral degree in sociology from Texas Woman’s University and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor, certified clinical supervisor, and certified advanced addictions counselor. She has served the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals in various capacities since 1990 and is a past president of the Texas Association of Addiction & Prevention Professionals.

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