• 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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Bill  O'Hanlon
MS, LMFT

Author or coauthor of over thirty books that have been translated into fifteen languages, Bill has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs including Oprah and Today. A top-rated presenter at many national conferences since 1977, Bill has given more than 2,500 talks around the world, and was selected as the Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. Bill is a clinical member of AAMFT and winner of the 2003 New Mexico AAMFT Distinguished Service Award. A Board Member of the American Psychotherapy Association, by whom he was recognized in 2008 for outstanding dedication and commitment to the mental health field, Bill is known for his storytelling, irreverent humor, clear and accessible style, and his boundless enthusiasm for whatever he is doing.

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