• 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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Mary A.  Hatch-Maillette
PhD

Dr. Mary A. Hatch-Maillette has collaborated on and directed research projects focusing on substance abuse treatment, HIV risk reduction, and gender-specific treatment since 1994. Her clinical work specializes in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, depression, and anxiety. In addition to her work at the University of Washington, she is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice.