• 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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Joseph M. Garbely
DO

 Dr. Garbely is a member of the Addiction Medicine team at Caron Treatment Centers and is Board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Internal Medicine. He has worked in addiction medicine for more than 10 years working with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and emergent medical and psychiatric issues in the addicted person. He has extensive experience in dealing with healthcare professionals, executives and pilots who suffer from substance use disorders. He has developed innovative treatment programs for psychiatric patients involving a 12-Step philosophy. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Drexel University as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Philadelphia College of Orthopedic Medicine.