• 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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Megan  Ross
LPC, R-DMT, FL-CMA

Megan is a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute. In this role, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals on topics ranging from somatic experiencing, expressive therapies and trauma treatment to increasing present moment tolerance for awareness, regulation, organization, and integration of the self. Megan recently served as Director of Program Development and Trauma Awareness for Timberline Knolls, where she developed, trained and upheld a campus-wide integrative approach to the recovery process. She supported the needs of residents by developing programming in alignment with the evolutions of neuroscience, process addictions, trauma recovery, expressive modalities, and critical, humanist psychology while promoting the embodiment process for both resident and staff.