• 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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Lori  Newman
CADC-II

Lori Newman, CADC-II, has twelve years of experience in the alcohol and other drug field. Ms. Newman is currently the executive director of a private nonprofit company that operates a men-only, twenty-one-bed residential Social Model facility and a women and women/children fifty-bed residential Social Model facility. Her experience in social model programs range from being a resident herself, an alumni, and professionally has been a volunteer, counselor, and program manager in Social Model program.