• 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.


Paul R. Stasiewicz

Paul R. Stasiewicz received his PhD in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1989 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He currently is a senior research scientist and director of the Clinical Research Center, the outpatient chemical dependency clinic, at the Research Institute on Addictions at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research in addictions is focused on the development and evaluation of interventions for individuals with alcohol problems.