• 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.


Michael  Walsh

Michael Walsh, MS, CAP, BRI-I, is currently the executive director and COO at HARP Treatment Center. He is the former president/CEO of The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). He holds a master's degree in substance abuse counseling, is a certified intervention professional and a certified addiction professional with extensive knowledge, experience, and understanding of the treatment industry from preadmission through intervention, admissions process, case management, referent relations, client services, and aftercare coordination for patients.


He has served as a liaison to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, IC&RC, and many other industry organizations and boards. He is a current board member of both C4 and Floridians for Recovery. He has presented at many national and international conferences including the Cape Cod Symposium, Florida Lawyers Assistance, Southeastern Conference on Addictive Disorders, NCAD, West Coast Symposium, All-Party Parliamentary Drug Misuse Group, UKESAD, and Axis. He has worked in various capacities for and with most of the premier facilities in the addiction treatment industry as an employee, consultant, and independent contractor. He has a deep understanding of the issues relating to performance measurement and payment reform and he has been actively involved in the addiction treatment field for over two decades.