• 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.


Ann   Martin

 Executive Director of Awakenings by the Sea for Women, designed the program for women and is integrating the work she and her husband have done for the last 25 years. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, an Imago/Relationship therapist and PAIRS workshop presenter and served as a consultant to the Betty Ford Center for 20 years. Ann and her husband maintain a private practice in Montana where they invite clients to their ranch to do couples and relapse workshops. Ann is a recovering woman for over 29 years.