• 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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Ruth  Fishel
MEd

Ruth Fishel, MEd, is an acclaimed author of inspirational books that have sold nearly one million copies, including Peace in the World, Peace in our Hearts, Time for Joy, The Journey Within, A Spiritual Path to Recovery and Change Almost Anything in 21 Days. Wrinkles Don’t Hurt: Daily Meditations on the Joy of Aging Mindfully with illustrations by Bonny Van de Kamp is her most recent book. She is a national retreat and workshop leader and meditation teacher.

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