• 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.


Chris  Balish

Chris Balish is an award-winning feature writer, reporter, and broadcast journalist. He began his writing career working forWriter's Digest magazine and Writer's Digest Books. Since 1995 he has been a reporter and television news anchor, including hosting the CW Network's "CW Now." Chris is the recipient of nearly thirty awards for excellence in journalism and writing, including seven regional Emmy Awards. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and has been featured on NPR, ABC News, MSNBC, Sirius Satellite Radio, and in the New York TimesWashington Post, and Forbes.

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