• 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.


Lisa   Boesky

Clinical Psychologist, National Speaker, Consultant, and Author of When to Worry: How to Tell If Your Teen Needs Help—and What to Do About It and other publications. She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News,CNN International, People Magazine, and USA Today. Dr. Lisa specializes in adolescents and young adults with mental health disorders and has worked with some of the most challenging and dangerous youth in psychiatric hospitals and juvenile justice facilities. In addition to providing high-energy and content-filled presentations to professionals across the country,


Dr. Lisa consults with youth-serving agencies on issues related to mental health and suicide, and serves as an expert witness on legal cases related to suicidal and mentally ill youth in residential settings.


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