• 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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Dave  Parcher
LCPC, LPCMH, CCS

Dave Parcher, LCPC, LPCMH, CCS, CCDPD, has twenty-seven years of experience in direct service provision, and behavioral health program development, implementation, and management for persons with co-occurring substance dependence, mental health and other co-morbidities such as HIV/AIDS. He serves as Chair of the Co-Occurring Disorders Committee of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in twenty-four countries, forty-seven states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the US military.