• 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.


Ericha  Scott

Licensed as E. Hitchcock Scott, PhD, she has 31 years of professional experience working with those who have co-occurring addictions and complex trauma. She has published research in peer review journals on self-mutilation by dissociative disordered individuals and her theory of creative arts therapy for trauma and addiction. Her contribution to the book, Integrative Therapies for Addiction Treatment, will be published by 2017. Dr. Scott has run a graduate program in counseling psychology, worked as the clinical director for several treatment centers and she has hosted her own TV show for 2 years. Dr. Scott is also an artist and a certified interfaith spiritual director, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist.