• 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.


Warren J. Wheatley

Currently the Clinical Director at Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, NV. As a Clinical practitioner he specializes in Anger Management, Gambling Addiction, and PTSD issues. He has also spent time teaching at the University of Illinois School Of Social Work, and has worked closely with UNLV’s School of Social Work with MSW practicum students. He has also worked in administrative and clinical venues in psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse settings, and community based settings, and has had a private practice, working with various age populations and diagnoses in individual, couples, and group therapies, using CBT and REBT as primary modalities.