• 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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Beth  Adelman

Beth Adelman is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and a publishing professional.  She currently writes The Cat Lady column for the Sunday "New York Post".  Beth is also the former editor in chief of Cats magazine and DogWorld and former managing editor of the AKC Gazette, and has won several awards from the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers Association for her work.  She has edited more than 100 books about companion animals, many of the award winners.  She is currently chief editor of the journal Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice, the official journal of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.  She volunteers as a cat behavior consultant with Project Safety Net in New York City, a program designed to keep cats with behavior issues in their adoptive homes.  Beth has been a speaker on the annual Cat Writers Association Professional Conference and a frequent radio guest on a variety of shows (often taking call-in questions from listeners).  She has also done seminars for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Pet Sitters International and the Cat Fanciers Association (speaking to attendees at the cat show in Madison Square Garden).  Her book Every Cat's Survival Guide to Living With a Neurotic Owner, is a multiple award winner.

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