• 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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Elaine R. Ferguson
MD

Elaine Ferguson, MD, an Ivy League-educated physician, is a graduate of Brown University and Duke University School of Medicine. She has practiced holistic medicine in the Chicago area for over two decades in both public and private practice. Dr. Ferguson is the current Senior Medical Director for the US Postal Service Great Lakes Area. Over the course of her career, Dr. Ferguson has lectured on holistic medicine at various colleges, universities, and medical schools. Her consulting practice, One Health, offers a line of downloadable, educational audio and workbook products designed for those with various physical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and post-surgical recovery. These products are available on her website www.HowtoGetWellFaster.com. Dr. Ferguson has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs including "The Balancing Act"—a Lifetime television premier morning show. Dr. Ferguson lives with her husband, Victor, in Valparaiso, Indiana. To learn more visit DrElaine.net

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