• 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.


Beverly  Berg

Therapist and author whose work has been founded on cutting edge, postmodern therapies, such as EMDR, EFT and indirect hypnosis methods of Milton H. Erickson, which integrate the psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the whole person and focus on the complex relationship between the body and the mind. Much of her life has been devoted to the study of the 12-Step model of recovery and the practice of meditation.

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