• 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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Tonier  Cain

Tonier Cain (“Neen”) is a leading advocate for trauma-informed care in mental health facilities and prisons. She was a crack addict, a prostitute, a mother who had lost her children and had been in and out of prison numerous times. She is the voice of compassion and promise for so many still living on the fringe who need to hear the message “Where there is breath there is hope”. Author of the book Healing Neen.