• 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.


Erica  Elliott

 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 ones home into a sanctuary in order to maintain good health.  Dr. Elliott blogs about controversial and cutting edge topics in medicine.