• 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.


Charles   Gillispie

Program Specialist for Cottonwood Tucson. He implements the use of Eco-psychology and Expressive Arts as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy. He has published articles describing his work in Addiction Professional, Arizona Together, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and Therapeutic Recreation Journal. Charles has received fellowships and grants from the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

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