• 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.


Sean   McGlew

Caron Staff Psychologist on the Young Adult Female and Primary Adolescent units. He completed his pre and post-doctoral residencies at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s residential chemical dependency treatment program providing co-occurring treatment to young adults and adolescents through individual, group, crisis, familial, and assessment interventions. His primary areas of expertise are in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and structural family systems theoretical application to the treatment of co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns. He also has a passion for population-specific interventions for underserved and marginalized communities based on ethic, socio-economic, racial, gender, and sexual orientation affiliation. Dr. McGlew’s primary research interests are examining the intersection of multi-dimensional identities from an ecological, process-oriented approach and how this impacts both the individual’s mental health and chemical health needs.