• 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.


Brad M. Reedy

As a co-owner of Second Nature Wilderness Programs, Brad has helped to establish Second Nature as a leader in Wilderness Therapy from his positions as Primary Therapist, Executive Director, and Director of Clinical Services. Dr. Reedy has served on the boards of the Utah Department of Child and Family Services and the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. He has developed an accessible and liberating approach to treating addiction and codependency by utilizing a primitive living model. Currently, Dr. Reedy  broadcasts live webinars twice weekly on the subjects of addiction, parenting the adolescent and young adult, and mental health issues.