• 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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Jeff  Wilbee

Jeff Wilbee is the Executive Director of the Canadian Addictions Certification Federation and operates a consulting and speaking business called Discovering Recovery. He is Past President of IC&RC and currently chairs the organization’s International and Cultural Affairs Committee. IC&RC protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. Incorporated in 1981, the organization represents 40,000 professionals and 75 member boards, including 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and all branches of the U.S. military. Members also include 22 countries and six Native American areas.

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