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.
Brian M. BermanMD
Brian Berman is Professor of Family Medicine and the founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, the first center for research, education and clinical care in complementary and integrative medicine based in a US academic health center. A family physician and pain management specialist, Dr. Berman significantly changed his own practice of medicine over twenty years ago to a broader, integrative approach that includes complementary therapies and mind/body approaches, and he has introduced this approach into his center’s clinic and other clinical practices at the University of Maryland. Dr. Berman’s desire to see integrative medicine receive wider acceptance, has resulted in his becoming one of the most highly funded NIH researchers in this field over the past fourteen years.
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