• 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.


Wayne  Raiter

Mr. Raiter is currently the owner of Executive Care, Inc., a company dedicated to the development of leaders for today’s business and the development of teams to meet the increasing demands of the international business climate. He is also the co-owner of KnowWhy Consulting. Mr. Raiter is the founder of Lakewood Counseling and Career Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the founder and owner of Speare/Raiter Training in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Raiter is a founding member of the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS), and a current member of NII. In the past Mr. Raiter has been the executive director of several institutions. Mr. Raiter is the author of the Systemic Family Intervention model, a unique method of intervening with dysfunctional systems and has led several thousand interventions. He is also the coauthor of the Landau*Raiter Transitional Family Therapy Family Intervention for Dual Diagnosis. Mr. Raiter has been a clinician for 35 years and has trained clinicians and business executives extensively all around the world. In addition to his training and writing, Mr. Raiter has a clinical practice in the Atlanta area. He is the coauthor of The Forgiveness Myth and of Walking Miracles.