• 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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Sue  Neufled-Ellis
LHMC, RN

She has worked in the fields of counseling, nursing, addictions, and psychotherapy since 1981 and has been a meditation teacher for 20 years facilitating people in groups, individually and couples as well as teaching meditation at workshops and conferences. Sue’s CD ‘Serenity Though Meditation’ with musician Steven Halpern was released in 2007, she is also a co-author in the book Clergy Sexual Misconduct. She was part time faculty for six years at Bellevue Community College in WA where she taught classes on Sex Addiction, partners and Stress Management. She has been a featured guest on several radio talk shows and was a columnist for a local newspaper on sex and relationship issues.