• 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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Dug  McGuirk

He is an accomplished entrepreneur, musician, producer and inspirational speaker. He ran his own production company for 10 years, was a partner in an international hardware and software computer company, toured the United States as musician and a top speaker/trainer for Tony Robbins. He was a contributing author in the book Multiple Streams of Inspiration and a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and certified in Neo Ericsonian Hypnosis. Dug serves as VP of Training and Development for Palm Healthcare in Delray Beach Florida.

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