• 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.


Edwin R. Bergen

Edwin Bergen is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor, a licensed chemical dependency counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. Dr. Bergen has more than thirty years in the field of counseling and is currently the professor and coordinator of the human services program at San Antonio College in Texas. Her serves as chairman of the ADC Committee of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.