• 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.


Donald  Meichenbaum

Distinguished professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, from which he took early retirement 17 years ago. Dr. Meichenbaum is presently research director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami, Florida. He is one of the founders of cognitive behavior therapy. In a survey of clinicians, Dr. Meichenbaum was voted "one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century." He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally and published extensively.

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