• 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.


Kenneth  Minkoff

Board-certified psychiatrist with a certificate of additional qualifications in addiction psychiatry, recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on recovery oriented integrated services for individuals and families with co-occurring mental health, substance use, and health conditions and on the development of welcoming, recovery oriented integrated systems of care for such individuals, through the implementation of a national consensus best practice model for systems design: the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC).  He is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP), and is chair of the Health Care Policy Committee. Co-editor with David Pollack, MD, Managed Mental Health Care in the Public Sector: A Survival Manual. His major professional activity is the provision of training and consultation on recovery oriented clinical services and systems design.