• 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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William G. DeFoore
PhD

William G. DeFoore, PhD, is an author, counselor, coach, and speaker who focuses on the power and importance of positive mental focus and emotional intelligence. With forty-three years of professional experience, William is author/coauthor of five books and sixteen audio programs, many of which focus on the topic of anger and healthy emotional expression. His books and audio programs provide a fresh and practical approach to understanding, healing and expressing anger in healthy, productive ways so that it becomes an empowering energy fueling productive action and positive communication. The two book titles specifically focused on anger are, Anger: Deal With It, Heal With It Stop It From Killing You, and Anger Among Angels: Shedding Light On The Darkness Of The Human Soul. His approach fosters the development of emotional integration and emotional intelligence for the purpose of forming and maintaining strong, loving connections with yourself and others.

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