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.
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solutions
Recovery, Las Vegas, an alcohol and drug treatment center that is accredited by
the Joint Commission and is part of the American Addiction Centers’ family
of treatment centers. He has formed
several non-profit organizations, which combat substance abuse by providing
education and awareness on addictive behavior, preventative methods, and the
economic, physical, and social consequences of mental illness and substance
abuse. He has served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Working Group, the
Governor’s Rural Meth Action Team, the Board of Directors for
H.E.L.P. of Southern Nevada, and is the Community Partner for Roseman
University’s Drug Abuse Survey Pilot Program. He has been honored
with the Mayor’s Commendation and has received the Community Counseling
Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award.
U.S. Journal Training
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