• 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.


Monica  von Eggers

Clinical Director at Desert Palms Recovery,Monica works with therapeutic modalities such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure Therapy. She has extended experience of facilitating ego-strengthening work, trauma, bereavement, tobacco cessation, creative expression, and she uses experiential approaches including all senses and intelligences. She has worked with a wide variety of populations including military members and their families, various socio-economic levels, and different ethnicities.

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