• 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.


  • 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.


Jordan  Davis
PhD candidate

Jordan Davis is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are focused on treatment outcomes for at risk or marginalized adolescents and young adults. He is currently the PI on an NIH- and NIDA-funded project investigating the efficacy of mindfulness-based relapse prevention among marginalized young adults in residential substance use treatment. Davis is also investigates development from adolescence to young adulthood focusing on substance use and social ecological predictors.