• 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.


Dee-Dee  Stout

Dee-Dee Stout holds degrees in Business, Psychology, Human Sexuality, and a Master’s in Health Counseling. She is a California certified drug and alcohol counselor, level II, and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Dee-Dee has extensive specialized health training including: iRest, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focus, Relapse Prevention, Stages of Change, CBT, Seeking Safety, CRAFT, Harm Reduction, Client-Directed/Outcome-Informed work, Trauma-Informed treatments, and more. Ms. Stout is an Instructor with UC Berkeley Extension and a Lecturer at CSU Monterey Bay. Dee-Dee maintains a private consultation practice, Dee-Dee Stout Consulting/Responsible Recovery, while regularly training around the country. She is the author of Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking and Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a Twelve Step World. Dee-Dee has also been interviewed for press, radio, and film and has contributed to several publications. As someone with both a SUDs history and a current mental health diagnosis plus other chronic illnesses, she knows what it’s like to be in treatment. As she says, “I’ve been in treatment of some kind my whole life!”