• 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.


Jillayne  Rech

Lead addictions counselor at the Women’s Extended Care Program at Caron Treatment Centers, Ms. Rech is a certified addictions counselor and certified sex addiction therapist who has worked for over 15 years in the field of addictions. She specializes in the treatment of chemical dependency in women with co-occurring issues such as sex addiction, trauma, family of origin, relationship issues, eating disorders, and grief and loss.

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