• 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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Erica  Sarr
PsyD

She specializes in the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and technology.  She began her career assessing and treating clients with sexual offending behaviors and then transitioned into working with clients who struggle with severe manifestations of behavioral addictions.  She currently works at Gentle Path at the Meadows where she assists clients in developing boundaries around a multitude of co-occurring compulsive and addictive behaviors.  She has spoken nationally and provided a number of trainings to clinicians around video games and their various potentials for influence on mental health. Dr. Sarr is also a certified biofeedback practitioner and helps clients explore the use of technological interfaces as a means to healing