• 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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Tom  Horvath
PhD, ABPP

Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP, is a California-licensed psychologist. He owns and operates Practical Recovery in San Diego. He is a past president of the San Diego Psychological Association, a past president of the Society on Addiction Psychology (Division 50) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and a fellow of the APA. He is the author of Sex, Drugs, Gambling, and Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions. He was president of SMART Recovery for twenty years.