• 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.


Thomas  Hedlund

A marriage family therapist, workshop leader and educator from Santa Rosa, California, Thomas has been  in private practice for over 3 decades. He specializes in recovery-related issues including addiction, compulsive behavior and the healing of trauma, shame and abuse. He has worked as a communications, addiction and family systems consultant for The Family Intervention Institute, as well as a family business consultant, expert witness and interventionist. Best-selling author John Bradshaw has called Hedlund “one of the select few therapists who I know that thoroughly understands the dynamics of emotional healing.”

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