• 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.


Alan  Schwarz

Alan Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated national correspondent for The New York Times whose acclaimed investigative series of 100 articles exposed the seriousness of concussions in sports, led to safety reforms nationwide, and was ultimately described as “the greatest feat in sports journalism history.” His work was profiled in The New Yorker and several documentary films, and was one of three finalists for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.