• 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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Kabran  Chapek
ND

 Since 2013, he has been a staff physician at the Amen Clinics, a world leader in treating different types of depression, bipolar, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using a sophisticated brain-imaging technology called SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography). Dr. Chapek has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Alzheimers and dementia, traumatic brain injuries PTSD and anxiety disorders. He is the founding president of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians, an affiliate group of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.