• 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.


  • 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.


Kevin  Lowe


Kevin ‘Kip’ Lowe is Vice President of Training, The Change Companies®. Dr. Lowe retired as Chief of the Office of Victim and Survivor Services for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after 28 years of state service.  He began his career as an entry level Youth Correctional Officer in the California Youth Authority gaining experience in custody/security and correctional treatment operations, field parole, training, mental health services, victim services, and management.  Dr. Lowe served as Deputy Director for the Office of Prevention and Victim Services, and Assistant Deputy Director for the Institutions and Camps Branch overseeing correctional treatment. Dr. Lowe's expertise on training the adult learner is recognized nationally, and he has presented workshops on training techniques in several states. The unique combination of training expertise includes, substance abuse, mental health and justice services treatment and victim services. This breadth of experiences has culminated in his national focus on the development of qualified staff.