• 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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Mukta  Kaur Khalsa
PhD

 She directed the first yoga-based specialized hospital for substance abuse and mental health, rated in the top 10 percent in the country by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, an arm of the American Medical Association. She was a special representative to the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime in Vienna, Austria, and is a trainer and teacher worldwide. Mukta studied with Yogi Bhajan for 30 years, and is the author of Meditations for Addictive Behavior.