• 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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Jean  Hager
DSW

Jean Hager, DSW, has thirty-five years of experience as a clinical social worker in a wide range of issues, particularly alcohol and drug addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Dr. Hager also treats other compulsive disorders, anxiety/mood disorders, grief and loss issues, and posttraumatic stress disorder. At her active private practice in New Jersey, founded in 1989, Dr. Hager offers adult, adolescent, individual, couples, group, and family therapy, as well as assessment and interventions.