• 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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Patricia  Brown

Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler and television commentator. She is the CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and president of The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. Through the Sexual Homicide Exchange, she provides pro bono cold case profiling and training for law enforcement and she works privately for families, attorneys, and the media throught her own agency. Pat Brown is the author of Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial KillersThe Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths, and How to Save Your Daughter's Life: Straight Talk for Parents from America's Top Criminal Profiler. Having made over one thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and worldwide, Pat Brown is well known for her crime commentary and for her profiling and forensic analysis. She can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNN, FOX, NBC, and CBS, and is a frequent guest of Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Larry King, The Today Show, and The CBS Early Show. Pat Brown was the host and profiler for the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, "The Suspicious Death of Cleopatra" and in February 2010 she appeared in the Discovery Channel Mystery Files series revealing a new Jack the Ripper suspect and discussing why she believes Cleopatra was murdered.

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