• 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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Nancy L. Marshall
BA, CADC

Nancy L. Marshall, BA, CADC, is a therapist for men in the criminal justice system who also have drug and alcohol problems. She has been a therapist at Gateway Rehabilitation Center for the past 11 years. For the past six years she has been working with animal-assisted activities/ therapy at Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Nancy and Loki have also been involved with volunteer work at hospitals, colleges, nursing homes and a rehabilitation center for young women with behavioral problems. Nancy and Loki are affiliated with Paws for Friendship, Inc., an animal-assisted therapy organization that has been serving the community for 19 years.

 

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