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.
Specializes in both family practice and environmental
medicine, with a busy practice in Santa Fe. She is often referred to as a “Medical
Detective” since she attracts people from all parts of the country
and even abroad who have mysterious and puzzling medical problems that have not
responded to mainstream medical care. Her approach to restoring health includes
a combination of conventional, alternative, environmental, nutritional, and
spiritual modalities. She brings to her practice a passion for relieving
suffering in others, and a wisdom from having faced her own serious health
challenges. Dr. Elliott is also an
author and public speaker. She has given weeklong workshops at both Omega and
Esalen Institutes and she is co-author of the book, Prescriptions for a Healthy
House, a useful resource guide for transforming one’s home
into a sanctuary in order to maintain good health. Dr. Elliott blogs about controversial and
cutting edge topics in medicine.
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