• 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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Thomas  Hedlund
LMFT

A marriage family therapist, workshop leader and educator from Santa Rosa, California, Thomas has been  in private practice for over 3 decades. He specializes in recovery-related issues including addiction, compulsive behavior and the healing of trauma, shame and abuse. He has worked as a communications, addiction and family systems consultant for The Family Intervention Institute, as well as a family business consultant, expert witness and interventionist. Best-selling author John Bradshaw has called Hedlund “one of the select few therapists who I know that thoroughly understands the dynamics of emotional healing.”

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