• 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.


  • 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.


Kristina  Padilla

Kristina Padilla works for CCAPP as the education manager that oversees the CCAPP education department. Ms. Padilla is also the coordinator of events for the CCAPP Annual Conferences. She has a bachelor’s of science in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in counseling Psychology. Ms. Padilla also worked for CAADAC as the past offender mentor certification program director for three years in twelve of the in-prison programs. She worked closely with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in the California prisons.