• 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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Katie  Richie
AM

Katie Richie, AM, is a 2016 graduate of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration earning her artium magister, equivalent to a masters in social work. She earned her bachelor of arts in business administration in 2012 from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Katie has completed training through the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration’s advanced alcohol and other drugs of abuse training program and is obtaining her CADC.