• 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.


Nathaniel  Branden

Dr. Branden is a practicing psychotherapist, a corporate consultant, and a writer. Over eighty percent of his clients never enter his office. He works via the telephone – from places as far from Los Angeles (his home) as Ireland, Singapore, and Moscow.

He holds a Ph.D in Psychology and a background in Philosophy. His books tend to represent a blending of these two disciplines. The Psychology of Self-Esteem, The Disowned Self, Honoring the Self, How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Taking Responsibility, The Art of Living Consciously, Self-Esteem at Work, The Psychology of Romantic Love, and a personal memoir – My Years with Ayn Rand

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