• 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.


Randy  Boyd

For the last eight years, Randy Boyd has been working with men to help transform their pain into joy and their shame into strength. He founded the Courageous Healers Foundation as a future place for men to come and receive the help needed to achieve these transformations. Randy also speaks at conferences, schools, treatment facilities, and homes about the effects of abuse on men, and how a person can heal from those effects. Already licensed as a California Alcohol and Drug Counselor Associate, Randy is currently a full time student at College of the Desert where he is working on a degree in psychology. Randy is the Author of the new groundbreaking book addressing the sexual abuse of boys entitled “Healing The Man Within” a book for male survivors written by a male survivor.