• 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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Tana  Amen
BSN, RN

New York Times best selling author, nurse, and highly respected health, nutrition and fitness expert, Tana is a nationally renowned speaker and media guest. She offers information, guidance, and support to hundreds of thousands of Amen followers who seek to dramatically change their health and their lives by changing the way they eat, exercise and think. When readers and patients of Dr. Daniel Amen ask him for advice about nutrition, he defers to Tana. “Ask The Brain Doctor’s wife! She’s the nutrition expert!”. In addition to working with her husband at The Amen Clinics, Tana is part of the team which included Dr. Amen, functional medicine specialist Dr. Mark Hyman, and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, that helped create the wildly popular Daniel Plan, a healthy lifestyle plan based on the biblical story of Daniel.

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