• 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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LaTisha  Bader
PhD

Psychologist and addiction counselor with specialized training in sport psychology. She compliments the multi-disciplinary team at the Center for Dependence, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) in Aurora, CO by providing psychological testing and professional evaluations, trauma integrated treatment approaches, and years of experience working with professionals, executives and athletes. She also serves as Senior Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado Health Department of Psychiatry.