• 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.


Paul  Pound

Paul holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University and a master’s degree in education with a focus in sport psychology from the University of  Auckland, New Zealand. He completed a doctorate degree in applied sports psychology from Wexford University, California. He is certified by the Association for Advanced Training in Behavioral Sciences as an Alcohol Abuse Specialist. Paul is a published author in the International Journal of Reality Therapy with articles about positive counseling methods, adolescent development, and sports counseling. He is currently in private practice at Active Coaching and Counseling Solutions in Oakhurst, New Jersey.