• 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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Vic  Shaw
MTh

Vic Shaw, MTh is an author and master trainer with 38 years experience in the addicitons field. Prior to establishing counselor training programs in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and California, he worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Recently retired from his responsibilities as co-founder and Vice President of Operations for the Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (DLCAS.com) the largest and oldest Internet-based addiciton counselor education program in the world, Vic maintains a private counseling practice focused on helping addicted persons and their families.