• 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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Adam D. Bramoweth
PhD

Adam D. Bramoweth, PhD, is a researcher, investigator, and clinical psychologist at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He completed his doctoral work at the University of North Texas in 2011, followed by internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center and an advanced postdoctoral fellowship in the MIRECC at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. His program of research is focused on improving access to care to evidence-based behavioral treatments for insomnia for Veterans. As a clinician, he delivers care to veterans with chronic insomnia in the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Clinic.