• 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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Mary  Crocker Cook
DMin, LMFT, LAADC, CADC-II

Mary Crocker Cook has been in practice with Connections Counseling Associates since 1993. She holds a doctorate in Interfaith Ministry. She developed and is currently the coordinator for the San Jose City College alcohol and drug studies program, and is an adjunct instructor with the John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Psychology in Campbell, CA. She is also the founder of the IC&RC International Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Trust for India.