• 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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Kate  Price-Howard
PhD, CHE, CTRS

Kate Price-Howard, PhD, CHE, CTRS, received a bachelor’s and master’s in parks and recreation administration, with an emphasis and certification in therapeutic recreation, from Florida International University and went on to complete her PhD in parks, recreation, and tourism from the University of Utah. Her work experience includes recreation positions on-board cruise ships, summer camps, psychiatric units, nursing homes, and served in commercial recreation as director of recreation for several Florida resorts.