• 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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Cali  Estes
PhD

Cali Estes, PhD, is a highly sought after celebrity addiction therapist, life coach, recovery coach, and wellness guru. She has been featured in books, magazines, radio, and television for her work in the addictions and therapy fields. Dr. Estes has over twenty years of experience working with drug, alcohol, and food addictions and is the founder of The Addictions Coach and Addiction Academy, a group professionals offering services to those who need help from and want to learn more about addictions.