• 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.


Matt   McMillan

Susan and Matt McMillan have been pioneers in the field of domestic violence and are the co-founders of Men’s Work and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, the first certified batterers’ intervention program in Florida. They are Board approved continuing education providers, have served as faculty of the Florida prosecuting Attorney’s Association, and have trained thousands of therapists, attorneys, probation officers and counselors across the state of Florida. Their batterers program has given over 10,000 men and women the tools to have healthy relationships based upon equality and respect. They over-see 7 licensed counseling offices, specializing in substance abuse and domestic violence.