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.
Stephen Ilardi, PhD has served
on the faculties of the University of Colorado and (presently) the University
of Kansas. The author of over 50 scholarly articles on mental illness, Dr.
Ilardi is a nationally recognized expert on depression. His work has been
honored by the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Blau Award for
early career contributions to the field, and his research on the neuroscience
of depression has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
(NIMH). He has also been invited to give two recent TEDx talks on his work, and
is the author of The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat
Depression Without Drugs. Recently, he was selected from a pool of over
2,000 instructors at KU as the recipient of the school’s highest instructional
honor, the HOPE Award for teaching excellence. He also maintains a clinical
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