• 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.


Jon M. Houck

Jon M. Houck, PhD, received his MS and PhD in psychology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Houck is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico, and an assistant professor of translational neuroscience at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, NM. His primary research interest is in mechanisms of behavior change (MOBC) in problematic health behaviors.