• 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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Robert R. Johnson
DO

He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and has been the Medical Director for the six Amen Clinics since May 2013. His previous roles include Medical Director of Sierra Tucson for 5 years, Senior Medical Director of College Hospital for 10 years and Behavioral Health consultant for public and private mental health organizations. He’s also a Certified Executive Coach and has worked with leaders in companies such as Rockwell International, Sony, Disney, NBC, and the US Olympic Committee, as well as with members of the clergy and their leadership teams.