• 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.


Brad  McNaught

Brad McNaught holds a masters degree in pastoral counseling, is a Certified Employee Assistance Professions (CEAP) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Mr. McNaught has additional certification in compulsive gambling by Minnesota Department of Human Services, Critical Incident Stress Management by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation.
Mr. McNaught entered the EAP field in 1997 and has received additional training in eldercare, management consultation and financial counseling. He is a member of the Employee Assistance Professional Association.
As an EAP specialist for DOR, Mr. McNaught provides telephonic and  in-person assessments, consultations, small group facilitation, and short-term counseling. He also leads groups at a non-profit organization for parents and their children who going through divorce.
Mr. McNaught is the recipient of the Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans award for helping to develop the first sexual assault counseling center in Washington County.