• 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.


Megan  Donahue

Megan Donahue, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow working with children and families at a trauma-informed organization in Southern California. Dr. Donahue received her PhD in the counseling, clinical, and school psychology program at the University of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara. She has conducted research on trauma-informed dual treatment programs, and completed her dissertation examining the presence and impact of complex traumatic stress among women in substance abuse treatment programs.