• Is Normative Feedback Bad for Adolescents in Substance Use Treatment?

    “No! I don’t want to stop using.” As therapists, we may or may not have encountered a resistant client or two. If you work with adolescents, resistance is part of the game. Some treatments are suited to deal with resistance, such as motivational interviewing (MI; Miller & Rollnick, 2012).


  • Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Emerging Adults

    Modern addiction treatment was developed to meet the needs of middle-aged men (Sanders, 2011). As the years have passed the addiction field has begun to pay more attention to the needs of various populations including adolescents, women, persons with co-occurring disorders, and people of color. 


Patricia  O'Gorman

A best selling author, psychologist, resiliency coach and international speaker known for her warm presentations. Patricia is the author/co-author of nine books, three about women. Her latest is The Girly Thoughts 10-Day Detox Plan: The Resilient Woman’s Guide to Saying NO to Negative Self-Talk and YES to Personal Power. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines including Dr. Oz Retweets, Addiction Today, Counselor, and Recovery, and she is also a veteran of numerous television appearances, including Good Morning America, Today, and AM Sunday.