• 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.


  • 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.


Jessica  Hines

Jessica Hines is Newport Academy's Outpatient Program Coordinator with years of experience working specifically with adolescents. Jessica obtained her B.A. in Communications from the University of Southern California and her Masters in Psychology from Chapman University. She is certified through the advanced training of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (T-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and highly trained in the therapeutic modalities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Additionally, Jessica has co-authored two articles published in top-ranked medical journals detailing her research on distinct coping skills and their effect on the ability to handle identified stressors. Jessica’s focus at Newport Academy is to increase self esteem, strengthen families, resolve trauma, improve coping skills, and ultimately change the lives of children and young adults.

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