• 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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Lauren  Matthews
MSW

Lauren Matthews, MSW, has enjoyed working in multiple roles at the Innovative Programs Research Group as a project director, research therapist, and assessor for adult and adolescent marijuana treatment trials. Her clinical work specializes in the treatment of drug and alcohol misuse, depression, and anxiety. In addition to her work at the University of Washington, she is a licensed therapist with a private practice.