• 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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Leanne   Earnest
PhD

Specializes in cognitive behavior and mindfulness-based therapies for adolescents and adults; has received intensive training in dialectical behavior therapy and has worked on adapting materials to special populations. She is currently conducting classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for which she has been endorsed by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness. Was the Public Education Coordinator for Nevada and was both a regional and executive board member with the Nevada State Psychological Association. She serves as Clinical Staff Psychologist for Las Vegas Recovery Center.

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