• 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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John R. Harden
LCSW, CAP, MPH


Executive Director of the UF&Shands Florida Recovery Center (FRC), Mr. Harden is on faculty in the College of Medicine, where he serves as a Senior Resident Fellow of the UF Drug Policy Institute in the Division of Addiction Medicine. FRC is a nationally renowned treatment program specializing in the treatment of physicians and other professionals. With 25 years of clinical experience in addiction and related disorders, Mr. Harden remains active in clinical practice utilizing a systems approach to affect change and recovery.

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