• 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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Colin  A.  Ross
MD

Colin A. Ross, MD, received his MD from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in 1985. He has been running a trauma program in the Dallas, Texas area since 1991 and consults to two other trauma programs, one in Grand Rapids, Michigan and one in Torrance, California. His Texas trauma program moved to UBH Denton in September 2015. Dr. Ross is the author of twenty-eight books and 190 professional papers and is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Ross has spoken widely throughout North America and in Europe, China, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. Besides his psychiatric research and writing, Dr. Ross has written poetry, short stories, essays, aphorisms, creative nonfiction, and screenplays.

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