• 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.

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  • 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.

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Gayatri  Naraine

Gayatri Naraine serves the representative of the BKWSU to the United Nations in New York, and is responsible for exploring the connection between the humanitarian and spiritual domains of global issues and looking at ways to integrate these. She has contributed to several publications and is part of the design team for the Call-of-the-Time Dialogues, a global leadership dialogue and has been a spiritual teacher with the Brahma Kumaris for over 30 years.

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