• 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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Abbey  Seiden

Abbey Seiden is a holistic health care practitioner and educator with twenty years' experience in the field. She is the founder and director of Life In Balance Healing Arts, an organization dedicated to helping others find, through mindfulness, Qigong, massage, self-cultivation and the ongoing practice of compassion, a path of balance toward awakening, as life presents challenges. Abbey is currently partnering with several Malibu, CA substance abuse rehabilitation centers to bring mindfulness and holistic care to clients in recovery.