• 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.


Fred  Dyer

Fred Dyer, MA, CADC, is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, author, and consultant who services juvenile justice/detention/residential programs, child welfare/foster care agencies, child and adolescent residential facilities, mental health facilities, and adolescent substance abuse prevention programs in the areas of implementation and utilization of evidence-based, gender-responsive, culturally competent, and developmentally and age appropriate practices. You can observe his work at www.dyerconsulting.org. 

Fred Dyer has consulted throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has provided trainings and consultations to Mississippi Department of Mental Health in addressing aggressive and aggressively acting-out youth through prevention, interruption, and programmatic interventions. Fred Dyer has trained at several alcohol and drug studies schools nationally. He presented at Toronto, Canada’s, 50th Year Addictions Studies Conference and was the lead consultant in the development of the Department of National Drug Control’s After-School Prevention Program for middle school youth in Bermuda.

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