• 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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Evette  Horton
PhD, LPC

Evette Horton earned her doctoral degree at UNC Greensboro in the Counseling and Counselor Education Department. She earned a master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She’s currently a clinical instructor at UNC School of Medicine’s Horizons program, which serves mothers with their children in a yearlong, residential treatment program for substance abuse.