• 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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Colin  A.  Ross
MD

Colin A. Ross, MD, received his MD from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in 1985. He has been running a trauma program in the Dallas, Texas area since 1991 and consults to two other trauma programs, one in Grand Rapids, Michigan and one in Torrance, California. His Texas trauma program moved to UBH Denton in September 2015. Dr. Ross is the author of twenty-eight books and 190 professional papers and is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Ross has spoken widely throughout North America and in Europe, China, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand. Besides his psychiatric research and writing, Dr. Ross has written poetry, short stories, essays, aphorisms, creative nonfiction, and screenplays.

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