• 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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Stuart  Gitlow
MD, MPH, MBA

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA is the Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, which he started in 2005 to ensure medical student access to training that stimulates them to develop and maintain interest in working with patients with addiction. He serves as co-Chair of the American Medical Association’s Action Team on Alcohol and Health, and as an elected member of the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Gitlow is the President-Elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and serves as ASAM’s delegate to the AMA. He is now serving as Acting President of ASAM. Board certified in general, addiction, and forensic psychiatry, Dr. Gitlow has an active addiction medicine practice. Graduate of MIT and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gitlow’s psychiatric and public health training took place in Pittsburgh, following which he went to Harvard for his forensic fellowship.

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