• 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.


Helen E. Fisher

An American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and self-help author, she is a professor at Rutgers University and has studied romantic interpersonal attraction for over 30 years. She is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction and is now the most referenced scholar in the love research community. In 2005, she was hired by match.com to develop personality-based matching systems. She is a TED Talks all-star with five major speeches there.  Dr. Fisher has written six books, including Why We Love, The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love, Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love and her most recent Anatomy of Love (2nd ed.) 2016. She appears in the 2014 documentary film about heartbreak entitled Sleepless in New York.

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