• 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.


Leo  Booth

Reverend Leo Booth is a Unity minister and an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and trainer on all aspects of spirituality and recovery from depression, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and low self-esteem. He is currently the Executive Director to Renaissance Malibu in Malibu, CA.
A Certified Addictions Counselor, a Certified Eating Disorders Counselor, a CAADAC, and also NAADAC Approved Education Provider, Rev. Leo speaks at many National and International conferences, plus churches of all denominations. In addition to specific in-services and lectures on religious addiction and abuse, Rev. Leo presents workshops, lectures, and training on a broad spectrum of issues to a variety of organizations and institutions. 
Rev. Leo writes regularly to recovery newspapers and magazines across the United States and is the author of ten publications, including, Say Yes to Your Sexual Healing, Say Yes to Your Life, Say Yes to Your Spirit, The Wisdom of Letting Go, and others. Rev. Leo has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and others.

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