• 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.


Patricia  Plum

Family Therapist for the Claudia Black Young Adult Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to working as a Family Therapist with The Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Patricia worked in an outpatient addiction clinic, serving in both a private and group setting. Her other areas of training include: Post Induction Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture Therapy and DeHp Therapy. Patricia’s passion lies in helping to bring education, collaboration, and insight to families, to encourage healing and hope.