• 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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Kenneth P. Rosenberg
MD

is a board-certified psychiatrist and sex therapist in private practice (Upper East Health Behavioral Medicine) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg's specific expertise is in neurobiological theories of addiction, psychiatric diagnostic systems, the appropriate uses of sex therapy techniques, sexual dysfunction and physician health. He has produced several education films and videotapes, and is Consulting Editor for the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.

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