• 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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Sue  Neufled-Ellis
LHMC, RN

She has worked in the fields of counseling, nursing, addictions, and psychotherapy since 1981 and has been a meditation teacher for 20 years facilitating people in groups, individually and couples as well as teaching meditation at workshops and conferences. Sue’s CD ‘Serenity Though Meditation’ with musician Steven Halpern was released in 2007, she is also a co-author in the book Clergy Sexual Misconduct. She was part time faculty for six years at Bellevue Community College in WA where she taught classes on Sex Addiction, partners and Stress Management. She has been a featured guest on several radio talk shows and was a columnist for a local newspaper on sex and relationship issues.