• 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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Patricia   Pitts
PhD

Nationally renowned expert in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and disordered eating and has developed and directed both inpatient and outpatient hospital eating disorder programs. In her 25+ years of treating eating disorders, she has addressed numerous national and international professional conferences and has appeared on Woman to Woman, Dr. Drew, NBC's Extra and numerous news programs. She was featured in the aired documentary "Prisoners of The Flesh" and currently serves as CEO of Bella Vita.