• 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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Davee  Chandler
LCSW, CSW, CMHCM

Davee Chandler, LCSW is the Clinical Director at SunHawk Adolescent Recovery Center in Utah, and has been working in the helping profession since 1986. He has worked in an agency setting and specialized in providing therapy to young children and adolescents, as well as participated in some residential, hospital treatment at the same time. He has maintained a successful private practice for about 15 years, working primarily with adolescents and young adults on addictions and substance abuse work.  Davee is the Clinical Director, Owner and Founder of Compass Healing in St. George, Utah, established in 2008.

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