• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.

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  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.

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Sarah  Adair
RASAC-II, MSW

Sarah Adair, RASAC-II, MSW, graduated with her MSW from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, concentrating in mental health, in May 2016. Prior to obtaining her master's degree she earned a BA from the University of Kansas in psychology and applied behavioral science. She is currently employed as an adult drug and alcohol counselor at Comtrea Comprehensive Health Center in Jefferson County, Missouri.