• 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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LaMarr D.  Edgerson
PsyD, LMFT, NBCCH

LaMarr D. Edgerson, PsyD, LMFT, NBCCH, is a psychologist with a thriving private practice named Family Harmony. He is the current director at large for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and a twenty year veteran of the USAF. He has a master's in counseling (marriage and family) and a doctorate in psychology (traumatic studies). He has been specializing in posttraumatic stress disorder since 2007 and clinical hypnosis since 2008.