• 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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Kim  Andringa
PhD, MSPH

Dr. Andringa received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, with a dissertation looking at the efficacy of enhanced prenatal care services for low-income women. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-CH in interventions for preventing and managing chronic illness. She’s currently a research instructor in the UNC School of Medicine’s OB/GYN program.