• 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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Sumenjeet  Virdee

She began her tenure with Evolve Treatment Centers as the Primary Therapist at the Sunset Hill facility in Bel Air, CA and is currently Evolve’s Director of Clinical Outreach.  She is a psychologist with over a decade of experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, and families. While completing her doctorate, she helped develop and create a teen program for inner city youth in East Los Angeles, providing culturally sensitive individualized intensive therapy and specialized psycho-education for the teens and their families. Sumen has worked with at-risk youth and provided individual, group sessions and psychological assessment for dual diagnosis adolescents and their families.