• 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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Louise  Haynes
MSW


Louise Haynes, MSW, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, has over 20 years of experience in the substance abuse field, and is the current Southern Consortium Node Community Treatment Program Representative for the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. In addition to her research experience, Ms Haynes has worked in both clinical and administrative roles in SC.