• 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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Lilas  Rajee

Lilas Rajee, Program Director for Denver Juvenile and Family Justice TASC Project through Denver Juvenile Probation, has worked in the substance abuse field since 1991. She has been a leader in bringing innovative, evidenced-based programs to the Denver area, and is currently the Principal Investigator on several SAMHSA CSAT, ACYF OJJDP grants, as well as a recent recipient of the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, Government facilitation of Evidenced Based Practices.

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