• 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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Richard D Dávila
MSW, PhD

Campus Director for Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa Bay, Florida Campus and has served there as the Associate Dean for the School of Human Services. He has more than 30 years of work in education, community work and has held faculty and management positions. He is recognized as an international lecturer in adult education, alcohol & drugs, and diversity and has served on many State and National agency boards in the field of addictions. The 2006-2007 Distinguished Professor of Humanics, the highest faculty distinction at Springfield College where he is tenured and a full professor and Addictions Track Coordinator at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.