• 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.

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Christopher  Blazina
PhD

Christopher Blazina, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has a unique ability to tackle complex issues and make them accessible. This can be seen across the various dimensions of his career as a psychologist, researcher, and professor. 
 
He is the host of the thought-provoking radio program, The Secret Lives of Men. He has published over thirty scholarly publications about the psychology of men and masculinity and is the author of three books on the subject.   Additionally, his most recent research and publication provides insight into the human-animal bond. He is also well-cited in leading journals in the field of psychology as well as popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Women's Health. 
 
Dr. Blazina holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. He has been faculty at the University of Houston and Tennessee State University.

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