• 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.


  • 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.


Peter  Amato

As a native of northeastern Pennsylvania, Peter Amato was best known in his earlier years as one of the family members that owned and operated the A & A Auto Store chains.  He and his siblings founded Keystone Automotive, a global automotive distribution company that created wealth for the family when it was sold.  Amato goes beyond the title of astute business tycoon.  The real Peter Amato represents a pioneer and catalyst for a growing movement aimed at incorporating spiritual enlightenment into the everyday lives of people.  He is now the owner and operator of Inner Harmony Wellness Centers.

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