• 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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Richard  Broom

Richard Broom grew up in Albany, New York. He is a recovering alcoholic with more than twenty three years of sobriety. In 1982 he was arrested for murder. He feels that prison and Alcoholics Anonymous saved his life. In 1997 he began working for Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc.(FL), where he continues to share his story of horror and delusion under the influence of addiction, and to celebrate the joy of his new life today.

 

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