• 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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Alexis  Polles
MD

Alexis Polles, a nationally known expert in the field of emotional trauma, joined Onsite as Medical Director in 2014, Dr Polles is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, a Certified EMDR Consultant, an Accelerated Resolution Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and a Certified Hope and Freedom Practitioner . Her specialties and passions include PTSD, addictive disorders, sexual compulsivity and relationship repair.