• 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.


William A. Howatt

William A. Howatt, PhD, EdD, ICADC is co-editor (with Robert H. Coombs) of the Wiley Book Series on Treating Addictions.  He is the CEO of Howatt HR Consulting, specializing in the attraction and retention of top talent.  Howatt HR Consulting works with corporate leaders who want to convert their human resources into a profit centre.

Dr. Bill Howatt has been well known internationally for two decades for his work in behavioural science, organizational psychology, addictive disorders, and human resources.

He is recognized as a Strategic Human Resources & Organizational Development expert, working with corporate and government organizations around the world developing and protecting their most valuable resource—people. He is the founder of TalOpTM, a new model for aligning talent, operations, and health and wellness management.

He helps companies improve their operational transparency and accountability, so they can improve efficiency, effectiveness, and engagement. His approach is clear and logical to help organizations align people and business to maximize outputs. All of his strategies and solutions are grounded in evidence-based research.

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