• 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.


Lewis  Mehl-Madrona

Graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology.  He has been studying traditional healing and healers since his early days and has written about their work and the process of healing.  His goal is to bring the wisdom of indigenous peoples about healing to transform medicine and psychology.  He has been on the faculty of several medical schools.  He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native culture has to offer the modern world. His most recent book, with Barbara Mainguy, is Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story.