• 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.


Dorothy K. Breininger

Dorothy Breininger is one of America's most trusted professional organizers. She has served on the board of directors for the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), is a member of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), and an annual sponsor for the Los Angeles Hoarding Conference. Dorothy has appeared on the Today Show with Katie Couric, The Dr. Phil Show, and has been featured in LA Times, Forbes Magazine, Women's Day, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Dorothy has coauthored Time Efficiency Makeover, Cherished Memories - The Story of My Life, The Senior Organizer and Life Lessons for Busy Moms – 7 Essential Ingredients to Organize and Balance Your World
Dorothy has cowritten and hosted a PBS television pledge special, and the award-winning documentary “Saving Our Parents.” Dorothy is a high-energy, sought-after national speaker who inspires her audiences to produce results and take immediate action. Dorothy is the 2005 United States Small Business Association Award Winner and recipient of NAPO’s 2006 "Most Innovative Organizer Award."

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