• 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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John  O’Neill
EdD LCSW

 

Director of Addiction Services at Menninger, Dr. O'Neill is a licensed clinical social worker, chemical dependency counselor and a certified addiction counselor (sex addiction).  He has developed and presented more than 75 programs on such subjects as anxiety and addiction, attachment theory and substance use, family dynamics, trauma and sexual addiction and has contributed to articles and stories in the Houston Chronicle, Denver Post,  Washington Post, Houston Medical Journal, WebMD, and many other publications. He manages the employee assistance program services for a major league baseball team and for minor league baseball umpires, and has appeared, among others, on ESPN, National Public Radio, and Fox News.