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.
A distinguished healthcare and addiction treatment
professional with more than 25 years of expertise in the field, Dr. Odom serves
as the President, CEO and Chief Clinical Officer of New Vista Behavioral
Health, the parent company of Simple Recovery and Infinity Treatment Centers.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Organizational Behavior, a Masters in
Experimental Psychology, a Masters and PhD candidacy in Clinical Psychology and
a Doctorate (PhD) with a focus in Healthcare Administration. He is also an LMFT
in the state of California. At Simple Recovery, he helped guide, design and
implement a unique treatment model. Previously, he held several titles,
including Director of Program Development for CRC Health, administrative and
clinical director at various chemical dependency treatment centers and
hospitals in California, including Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and El Camino
Hospital in the San Francisco Bay area.
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