• 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.


Sabrina  Roundtree

Ms. Roundtree has served as Program Director of the SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program since 2008. In this capacity, Ms. Roundtree has overseen the management, coordination, and implementation of workforce development activities for over 100 prevention professionals involved in both Fellowship and Internship programs. Ms. Roundtree has years of experience evaluating behavioral health interventions, particularly national programs designed to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other substance abuse. She also supported the CSAT Support Treatment Strategies to Address Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse Program, and the HHS Office on Women’s Health Project for Integrating Domestic Violence and HIV Prevention Intervention Services. Her past experience also includes being a federal fellow under CSAP, where she administered President George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative, an executive mandate to identify and eliminate regulatory and programmatic barriers in efforts to address funding disparities and build the capacity of faith-based and grassroots organizations. Ms. Roundtree is coauthor of a textbook chapter titled Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Lifespan Perspective in Essentials of Public Health Biology: A Companion Guide for the Study of Pathophysiology. She holds an MPH. from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist through IC&RC