• 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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Seth C Kadish

In addition to a successful private practice in West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, Dr. Seth C. Kadish is Director of Group Services at PCH Treatment Center in Mar Vista, California. He is the former Clinical Director of Milestones Ranch Malibu, and was staff psychologist at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, counseling maximum-security inmates. Prior to that, Dr. Kadish worked with probation youth at Penny Lane in North Hills, California, where he was named Clinician of the Year 2001. Dr. Kadish was recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary series Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals, and is the creator of Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy, a clinical approach based on his work in prisons, group homes, private practice and treatment centers. He is the author of Pop Your Patterns: The No-Nonsense Way to Change Your Life. Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy is the creation of Dr. Seth C. Kadish.