• 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.


Edward  Bear

As Edward Bear, the author wrote a series of recovery books based on twelve step programes, and a novel.  He has penned five irreverent and charming guides through life's hectic path.  He has also written two novels under his own name, Marty Slattery.  No matter the subject, Marty writes sparkling dialogue and introduces us to unforgettable characters who have remarkable stories of hope and humor to share.  

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