• 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.


Tim  Ringgold

Tim Ringgold is Director of Sonic Divinity LLC in Orange County, CA where  he specializes in music therapy for the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders.  Tim also directs the music program at Newport Academy. He gave the first TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012, and is a regional president of the American Music Therapy Association.