• 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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Mark P.  Fontaine
MSW, CAP

Mark Fontaine, MSW, CAP, has been the Executive Director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association since 2006. He leads the development of public policy related to alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections, and recovery and serves as the voice for community providers who deliver behavioral health services across Florida. Mr. Fontaine holds certified criminal justice addiction professional credentials and has been providing leadership in the behavioral health and justice fields for over forty years.