Category Archives: Behavioral Health

Complexity and Substance Abuse Prevention: Are you SPF-y Enough?

In my two preceding posts, I began to explore and explain the truly complex nature of behavioral health, and the implications of a complex systems perspective on the applicability of Evidence-Based Practices.  In this post, I want to take a … Continue reading

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Complexity and Behavioral Health: Complex, not Complicated

In my previous post, I began to explore the limits of Evidence-Based Practice in behavioral health.  My thinking about this evolved during my tenure as SAMHSA’s Senior Advisor for Process Improvement.  My own background was not in behavioral health, but … Continue reading

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Complexity and Behavioral Health: EBP and PBE

Three years ago I went to work as a Senior Advisor at SAMHSA, the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  My job was to oversee process improvement efforts at the agency responsible for giving out $3billion a year … Continue reading

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