• 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.


Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner


A self-help educator and international motivational speaker who advocates preserving Italian lifestyle traditions as the road to physical and emotional well-being. She is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and life coach. She serves as a behavioral expert and media and PR strategist for several studies at the Yale University Program on Aging, and she also teaches stress reduction strategies for a cardiac study at Yale.  Dr. Mautner is the producer and host of  The Art of Living Well  weekly radio show on WNHU 88.7FM  called "The show that can change your life" by the New Haven Register.  

Dr. Mautner holds a PhD in educational/cognitive psychology, an MA in general/clinical psychology, and she specializes in self-help techniques rooted in research. Her doctoral dissertation involved a US—Italy comparison on body image disturbance. She is a former psychology professor and author who has also written articles for Psychology Today, Chicago Tribune, eDiets.com, Quirk's Marketing Research, Fra Noi, and Italian America and is a former columnist for American Oggi and The Italian Tribune. Her work has been cited in Seventeen.com, Family Circle, First for Women, Mind/Body/Spirit, Elle, and Weightwatchers.ca


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