• 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.


Lewis  Mehl-Madrona

Graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology.  He has been studying traditional healing and healers since his early days and has written about their work and the process of healing.  His goal is to bring the wisdom of indigenous peoples about healing to transform medicine and psychology.  He has been on the faculty of several medical schools.  He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native culture has to offer the modern world. His most recent book, with Barbara Mainguy, is Remapping Your Mind: the Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story.