• 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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John M. Majer
PhD

John M. Majer is an associate professor of psychology at Harry S. Truman College and a consultant for DePaul University’s Center for Community Research in Chicago, IL. He earned his MA in counseling psychology at Bowie State University and worked as a direct service provider in the addictions field for over ten years prior to earning his doctorate in clinical-community psychology at DePaul University. He has published over twenty articles involving persons with substance use disorders and serves as a reviewer and consulting editor for a number of peer-reviewed journals.