• 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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Alexandra  Katehakis
MFT, CSAT, CST

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT, CST, is the clinical director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, senior fellow at The Meadows, and the 2012 Carnes Award recipient. She is coauthor of Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence (2014) and author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction.
 

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