• 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.


Daniel  Morris

While working on his Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Arts, Dan worked with the Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble in New York City. In 1982, he graduated from the University of Albany with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. In 1993, with cofounder Robert Meadows, Dan began treating sex addicts at the Kavod Addiction Recovery Center. He is also a member of the Community Advisory Board for AIDS Clinical Trials, HIV Vaccine Trials and the Pediatric HIV Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.