• 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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Anthony  Scioli
PhD

Professor of clinical psychology at Keene State College as well as a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Rhode Island. He is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. He was a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in 1990. Dr. Scioli completed Harvard fellowships in human motivation and behavioral medicine, and is listed in Who's Who in America. He co-authored the chapter on emotion for the Encyclopedia of Mental Health and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Positive Psychology and the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Considered to be one of the world's leading researchers of hope, Dr. Scioli has consulted to various NBC and CNN affiliates as well as WebMD on matters such as depression, coping, and trauma, and psychological adjustment in the aftermath of 9/11.

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