• 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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Michael   Seyffert
MD

 He has devoted his professional life to furthering our understanding of the underpinnings of mental health and developing innovative and individualized treatments for children and adults. As a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and a recent attending physician at Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital, Dr. Seyffert is particularly interested in integrated treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has received additional training at the NYU Child Study Center, Columbia University, and University of Michigan and has over 14 peer-reviewed publications.