• 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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Chanda  Brown
PhD, LMSW

Dr. Chanda Brown is Senior Program Manager at the Charleston Center where she helps manage clinical supervision, training, auditing, performance outcome measurement, process improvement and diversity initiatives. She has worked in the field of addictions since 1993 in various capacities to include inpatient and outpatient counseling, family therapy, and implementing research with Medical University of South Carolina and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.