• 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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Mendi  Baron
LCSW

CEO and founder of Evolve Treatment Centers and is a teen advocate and expert on how to start the conversation on critical issues that impact today’s teens. Before launching Evolve Treatment Centers, Mendi conceived and built, from the ground up, successful, high end adolescent residential and outpatient programs in Los Angeles. The son of a Rabbi, eldest of 11 children, he is a part-time rock musician, cantor, and father of two.