• 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.


Howard  Rosenthal

Howard Rosenthal, EdD, CCHMC, MAC, NCC, LPC, is a founding board-certified human services practitioner who has written more than 20 articles for Counselor magazine. He is Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services and Addiction Studies at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in Missouri. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestseller, Special 15th Anniversary Edition Encyclopedia of Counseling. More counselors use his Vital Information and Review Questions CD program to prepare for counselor licensure and certification and to study for the NCE/CPCE than any other audio program.