• 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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Joe D. Batten
MS, CPAE

Joe Batten is the first professional speaker voted into the Speakers Hall of Fame and the man that coined the phrase "Be all that you can be" for the Army.  He has keynoted more major conferences than any other American.  He is the author of 16 books, including the best-selling Tough-Minded Leadership, which Ross Perot describes as "the greatest book on leadership this side of the Bible,".  Batten has also partnered with Perot on the video series Perot and Batten on Leadership.

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