• 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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Lucia  Capacchione
PhD, ATR, REAT

Dr. Capacchione was originally a professional artist and Montessori-trained child development specialist. She was one of the first Head Start directors in the U.S. After successful careers in both art and education, she stumbled onto the healing power of art and of journaling with her non-dominant hand while struggling with a mysterious life-threatening illness. Her full recovery without medication led to a new career as an art therapist. Methods which Dr. Capacchione developed in her private practice are being used worldwide for treating addictions, trauma, and childhood abuse. Many of her books are used as texts in courses on therapy, psychology, writing, art, career development and applied creativity. Dr. Capacchione's work is being used in mental health and recovery programs, medical centers, school systems (kindergarten through college), prisons, health and healing programs, spiritual retreat centers, business, and industry. She has consulted for corporations, community groups and schools throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, the UK, Australia and Mexico.

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