• 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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Richard D.  Froilan-Davila
PhD

Richard D. Froilán-Dávila, PhD. is the former campus director for Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa Bay, Florida. Dr. Dávila received his PhD and MSW from the University of Connecticut. He has more than thirty years of work in education, and in community work. Dr. Dávila has held faculty and management positions for the past twenty-eight years and is a known international lecturer on adult education, alcohol and drugs, and diversity. He is an International/National Certified Gambling Counselor and is a recovery coach and TOT trainer. He also is the founder of Recovery All and is in long-term recovery.