• 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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Erin   Cowley
MSW, LCADC

 She has been an Addictions Clinician for over the past 20 years. She specializes in both Adolescents and Addictions Treatment and currently maintains licensure in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her educational background includes a Master’s degree in Social Work. Erin recently became a National Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) as well as a National Certified Crisis Interventionist (CCI). Currently she is employed as the Clinical Outreach Coordinator with Malvern Institute in Malvern, PA.