• 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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Valerie A. Gruber
PhD, MPH

Valerie A. Gruber, PhD, MPH, is a professor at the University of California San Francisco, a UC Berkeley extension instructor, and a California-licensed psychologist with APA certification in the treatment of SUDs. She provides services, clinical supervision, program development, and research in SUD treatment programs integrated within mental health and medical settings.