• 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.


Sean   McGlew

Caron Staff Psychologist on the Young Adult Female and Primary Adolescent units. He completed his pre and post-doctoral residencies at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s residential chemical dependency treatment program providing co-occurring treatment to young adults and adolescents through individual, group, crisis, familial, and assessment interventions. His primary areas of expertise are in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and structural family systems theoretical application to the treatment of co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns. He also has a passion for population-specific interventions for underserved and marginalized communities based on ethic, socio-economic, racial, gender, and sexual orientation affiliation. Dr. McGlew’s primary research interests are examining the intersection of multi-dimensional identities from an ecological, process-oriented approach and how this impacts both the individual’s mental health and chemical health needs.