• 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.


Bob   Bertolino

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri; Sr. Clinical Advisor at Youth In Need, Inc., and a Sr. Associate for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). Authored or co-authored 12 books including Strengths- Based Engagement and Practice: Creating Effective Helping Relationships, The Therapist’s Notebook on Positive Psychology and Thriving on the Front Lines: A Guide to Strengths-Based Youth Care Work.

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