• 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.


Julie  Ebin

Julie Ebin, EdM, is a senior prevention specialist at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, where she provides technical assistance to states and GLS state and campus grantees. Julie previously led SPRC’s Community of Practice on LGBTQ2-Spirit Youth Suicide Prevention. Prior to joining SPRC in 2011, Julie’s work focused on community-level LGBT health promotion, HIV/STI prevention, and national organizing on bisexual-specific and LGBT health issues.