• 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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Patricia   Pitts
PhD

Nationally renowned expert in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and disordered eating and has developed and directed both inpatient and outpatient hospital eating disorder programs. In her 25+ years of treating eating disorders, she has addressed numerous national and international professional conferences and has appeared on Woman to Woman, Dr. Drew, NBC's Extra and numerous news programs. She was featured in the aired documentary "Prisoners of The Flesh" and currently serves as CEO of Bella Vita.