• 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.


Brennon  Moore

 A member of the clinical team at The Refuge, Brennon runs an all-male group that focuses on the impact of childhood trauma and addiction. He has extensive experience working with co-occurring disorders in a residential setting, as well as outpatient doing trauma healing intensives and co-facilitating impaired medical professional groups. Brennon combines his academic knowledge with his personal experiences with addiction and 12-step recovery to provide his clients with a comprehensive treatment plan.