• 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.


Lucinda L. Miner

Lucinda L. Miner, PhD served as the Deputy Director for Science Policy and Communications at NIDA since 1992, where she coordinated NIDA’s research training and science education programs. Dr. Miner has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on the genetic underpinnings of addiction, has served on several Federal Task Forces and Committees, received numerous awards and honors for her leadership in setting science policy standards, including sharing an Emmy award for her contributions to the HBO documentary, Addiction in 2008. Dr. Miner passed away April 22, 2012.

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