• 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.


Rex  Briggs

Rex Briggs, MSW is the nationally recognized speaker, trainer and author of the book Transforming Anxiety, Transcending Shame . He has developed an innovative approach to the treatment of anxiety and stress-related conditions, depression and effective stress management. Through his clinical practice he has helped hundreds of us move from lives of fear and lethargy to lives that are full of of excitement and empowerment. Rex Briggs has specialized in treating, speaking and training others about anxiety, depression and stress-management for 30 years. Rex Briggs has been a featured speaker at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference for almost 20 years, in addition to speaking and training engagements throughout the world. Rex Briggs is the creator of the concept that Anxiety is a messenger, not a disease. 

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