• 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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David  Delmonico
PhD

is a Professor of Counselor Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He conducts research, consultation, and training on topics such as cybersex addiction, sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, sexual offense behavior, Internet psychology, cyber-behavior, Internet safety, and intervention for problematic online behaviors. Dr. Delmonico has co-authored three books on these topics and presents nationally to helping professionals, probation officers, and schools on how to help those with online problematic behavior and keeping kids safe online. Dr. Delmonico is Director of the Online Behavior Research and Education Center (OBREC) at Duquesne University and Associate Editor of the Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity Journal.

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