• 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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Chan  Saelee
CDPT

Chan Saelee, CDPT, grew up in the Seattle, Washington area and graduated from the University of Washington. Since joining Asian Counseling and Referral Services Saelee became a GAIN certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, and has 5 years of experience in social services. Saelee is also a local GAIN trainer and Seven Challenges Trained Leader, with more than 3 years of experience in the provision of youth chemical dependency prevention, treatment and recovery support services.