• 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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Joan  Borysenko
PhD

Harvard Medical School trained cancer cell biologist, a licensed psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. A pioneer in psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body medicine, and stress management, Joan is known for her tender exploration of the human spirit—what kindles it and what snuffs it out. Founder of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, Colorado, she is a perennially popular national speaker and author of 15 books including her latest title – The Plant Plus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life. 

 

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