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.
Sydney SmithMS, LPC
She is a PhD Candidate, and is the founder of RISE Center
for Recovery in Las Vegas, NV, an intensive outpatient treatment Program for
problem gamblers and their families.
Devoting 15 years to the counseling field, she has spent the majority of
her career working with co-occurring disorders as a substance abuse and
gambling addiction therapist practicing in both inpatient and outpatient
settings. Her expertise resides in the treatment of problem gamblers and their
families. In collaboration with UCLA Psychiatry Department, she and her
affiliates are conducting research focused on empirically based treatment of
spouses and families of problem gamblers.
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