• 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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Rachel  Fortune
MD, FAAP

Rachel Fortune, MD, FAAP, is the medical director of Newport Academy and a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist with a particular interest in the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Fortune completed her pediatrics residency at Columbus Children's Hospital in Ohio in 2007 and her adolescent medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado in 2012. Dr. Fortune had a successful practice treatment adolescents with eating disorders at Yale University School of Medicine before joining Newport Academy in 2014.