• 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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Jessica  Bram
MA

Jessica Bram is a writer, radio commentator and author of Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey published by Health Communications, Inc. April, 2009. Her commentaries, which have twice earned her first prize in the radio commentary category of the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists’ “Excellence in Journalism” competition, are frequently heard on the National Public Radio station WSHU. during NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.”
 
Jessica’s personal essays have been published and syndicated in national and regional newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, NY Times HERS column, Child Magazine, Country Accents and the Gannett Newspapers. She was formerly special sections editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal and a freelance journalist.
 
Jessica Bram is also founder of the Westport Writers’ Workshop, where she teaches private workshops in creative nonfiction, memoir, and essay writing. Information about these and other workshops, including fiction and magazine writing.
 
Jessica received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's of City and Regional Planning degree from Cornell University. She is a past president of the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Network and an active member of the Westport Rotary Club, the Westport Democratic Town Committee, the Connecticut Press Club, and the International Women’s Writing Guild.

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