• 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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Meg  Givnish
PhD

A nationally recognized clinician, teacher, trainer and motivational speaker, she was among the first professionals to be certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, training directly under Dr. J. L. Moreno, the founder of psychodrama. She is currently on the faculty of the Communications Program at Delaware County Community College, and has served as an honored faculty member of the Saint Joseph’s University Graduate School of Health Education since 1986. From 1981 to 1983, she served as President of the Moreno Institute, an organization that has helped individuals from all over the world learn about Psychodrama. In 1980, she created the Problem-Solving Theater Troupe. She was also featured in “When Hopes Become Despair”, an award-winning documentary on teen suicide, and received an Emmy for her work on the special “What Will We Do about Momma?” of which she was the writer, director and narrator.