• 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.


  • 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.


Filis  Casey

Filis M. Casey, J.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for Children, Inc. (the Alliance), a non-profit, international adoption agency located in Wellesley, Massachusetts and established in 1974. Through the Alliance, Mrs. Casey has helped create and expand over 5,000 families throughout the United States and Europe including her own, adopting her daughter Marisa at the age of three from Bogotá, Colombia in 1982.

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