• 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.


Mark D. Griffiths

Dr. Mark Griffiths is professor of gambling studies at Nottingham Trent University, and director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He is internationally known for his work into behavioral addictions. He has published over 450 refereed research papers, three books, over 120 book chapters, and over one thousand other articles. He has won fourteen national/international awards for his work including the US National Council on Problem Gambling Lifetime Research Award (2013).