• 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.


Howard  Rosenthal

Howard Rosenthal, EdD, CCHMC, MAC, NCC, LPC, is a founding board-certified human services practitioner who has written more than 20 articles for Counselor magazine. He is Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services and Addiction Studies at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in Missouri. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestseller, Special 15th Anniversary Edition Encyclopedia of Counseling. More counselors use his Vital Information and Review Questions CD program to prepare for counselor licensure and certification and to study for the NCE/CPCE than any other audio program.