• 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.


Ann   Martin

 Executive Director of Awakenings by the Sea for Women, designed the program for women and is integrating the work she and her husband have done for the last 25 years. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, an Imago/Relationship therapist and PAIRS workshop presenter and served as a consultant to the Betty Ford Center for 20 years. Ann and her husband maintain a private practice in Montana where they invite clients to their ranch to do couples and relapse workshops. Ann is a recovering woman for over 29 years.