• 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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Burr  Cook
RN, CAS II

He is the Program Director at Balboa Horizons and has worked in the healthcare field since the late 1970s. He currently runs his private intervention practice “Family Intervention Now.” He is a Board Registered Interventionist through the Association of Intervention Specialist Credentialing Board (AISCB). His experience and knowledge has given him the resources to implement effective recovery plans for addicts and their families.