• 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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Patrick J. Carnes
PhD

Founder of Gentle Path at The Meadows, Patrick Carnes is a world-renowned speaker and author on sex addiction and treatment. Dr. Carnes pioneered the founding of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), which specializes in training Certified Sex Addiction Therapists. He is the author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, the first work designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions. Dr. Carnes currently serves as a Senior Fellow and founder of the Gentle Path Program at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona

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