• 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.


James  Montgomery

A psychiatrist, certified in Addiction Medicine by ASAM and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine Dr. Montgomery is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been a Certified Group Psychotherapist; past member of the Board of Directors the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) and is currently serving as an Advisor to the Board. Dr. Montgomery currently serves on the staff at the Pine Grove Gentle Path program.