• 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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William A. Rule
MS, Psy, CASAC

William A. Rule, MS/Psy, CASAC holds a degree in psychology and is a certified substance abuse counselor for the state of New York. He has more than 20 years experience in the field of recovery from addiction, has authored the No Matter What! Relapse Prevention Workshop which is available at www.imustnotuse.com, and is a co-founder and VP of Development for the first nationwide satellite television show based on addiction recovery. He also serves as coordinator of the special needs (MICA) program at an outpatient clinic, and does volunteer educational and prevention work within his community in Long Island.

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