• 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.


Margot   Escott

She is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Naples for 32 years. She is a graduate of NYU School of Social Work and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings­­—from psychiatric and addictions rehabs to hospice. Several years ago she began acting classes (a childhood dream). She was introduced to Improvisational Comedy and became hooked on Improv. She has been performing, teaching to youth and adults, giving workshops for community groups and healthcare settings on the art of Improv.