• 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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Denny  Cecil-Van Den Heuvel
PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC

Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, also known as Dr. Denny, received her master's of education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. She attained her license in North Carolina and continues to hold that license. She received her PhD in counselor education with a minor in psychology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Denny has served as president of the Mental Health Counseling Association of Palm Beach County for two years and is currently the past president of the Florida Mental Health Association. Currently, she serves on the 491 Florida Licensure Board for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.